I had been dying to try this recipe from The Pioneer Woman for a while, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Chocolate cookies dipped in more chocolate with yummy toppings like coconut and sprinkles? Sounds good to me! Another plus was the fact that the dough kept well in the freezer. To use it, I just defrosted it first in the fridge and then on the counter, and rolled it out like I normally would. Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Cookies with Toppings
Amount of cookies varies depending on the cutters you use, but this recipe makes a fair amount of dough
2 sticks (1 cup) of slightly soft salted butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoons of salt
White chocolate (I used white chocolate chips)
Dark or milk chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
Toppings (I used coconut, crushed Oreos, mini M&M’s, and sprinkles)
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar.
2. Mix in the egg and the vanilla.
3. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, and mix until the dough forms.
4. Put plastic wrap over the dough and refrigerate it for 2 hours (or stick it in the freezer ad save it for later!)
5. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
6. Roll out the dough and cut using cookie cutters of your choice, re-rolling scraps until you’ve used as much dough as you can.
7. Transfer the cookies to the baking sheet(s) and bake for 7-9 minutes. Make sure that you don’t burnt he cookies, as they are dark anyway so it can be hard to tell.
8. Cool on a wire rack.
9. Melt the chocolate in separate bowls and get your toppings ready– it’s time for the fun part!
10. Once the cookies are cooled, dip them in the chocolate and press toppings into them one by one, in different combinations until you’ve used up all of the cookies. Put the finished cookies on a non-stick surface such as parchment or wax paper and let the chocolate set before eating.
Next time you feel like baking cookies, instead of turning to your standby sugar cookie recipe, try something new and give this one a spin. Happy nibbling!