It’s Christmas week, and my family and I are enjoying some warmer weather and time with family in sunny Florida. My friend, Mandy, from The Trenches of Motherhood shared a cookie recipe recently that made my mouth water instantly. She graciously agreed to share it with all of you, too! Enjoy (and as Mandy said, try not to gain too much weight by looking too hard at the pictures!)
(note: I have tried to fix the formatting, but ended up finally having to delete most of the pictures from the post. If you’d like to see step by step photos instructions, click on the title below.)
Gather the following ingredients:
- 4 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Oil
- 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 8 oz Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars
- 8 Eggs (Preferably not frozen!)
- 5 & 1/2 Cups Flour
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 Cups Confectioner Sugar
- 2 Bags of Candy Cane Kisses
Place all 8 baking bars into a small sauce pan and melt on low to medium heat.
In a mixing bowl add the sugar, oil, vanilla, and the melted baking chocolate. Mix together well.
Add the 8 eggs and mix. Then add the salt and baking powder and mix again.
Add and mix in the flour until dough is smooth and creamy. Then pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until the dough is stiff.
A few hours later, pull the dough out and let it soften. Meanwhile, unwrap the two bags of Candy Cane Kisses and put them in a bowl. Pour some of the 2 cups confectioner sugar in a separate bowl, too. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop out small balls of dough – I use the smallest Pampered Chef Cookie Scoop – and roll into balls. Then roll them in the bowl of confectioner sugar until well covered.
Place them on a baking sheet or baking stone and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. When the begin to “crack” and look only slightly gooey they are done. Pull them out and top each one with a candy kiss. Let them set for 4 minutes before removing from pan.
And…Mmmm, Mmmm, Good! You now can enjoy your own batch of Trench Mommy’s favorite Christmas cookies!
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