I am a chocoholic and I’m not afraid to admit it. During the Christmas season, however, my chocolate quota is never fully met as my dessert plates are filled with sugar cookies, gingerbread, and cheesecakes. There always seems to be a lack of chocolate flavoured desserts around Christmastime. But that’s about to change.
I came up with a recipe for double chocolate Christmas cookies (it has to be double chocolate, to make up for the lack of chocolate elsewhere on the dessert table) which look and taste festive. I managed to find Christmas-coloured chocolate chips (a mixture of white chocolate chips with some of them coloured red and green), which just so happened to have a hint of a mint flavour to them. They were absolutely perfect for my recipe!
The cookies are made from a chocolate dough, and the chocolate chips are added in for extra colour and flavour. The dough is a little tough to work with, so make sure your electric mixer is sturdy, or that your arm is ready for a workout.
Overall these cookies are really easy to make, and they only require a few ingredients. There’s no need for chilling the dough, or rolling it out on the counter. Simply scoop the dough into little balls, and flatten them with your palms. The cookies only need to bake for about 7-9 minutes as well. Keep a close eye on them in the oven, because you don’t want them to become hard. Remove the cookies as soon as they look like the tops have set so that you’ll get a chewy consistency.
Here is my recipe for these double chocolate Christmas cookies. You can also download and print a copy by clicking here: Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipe
Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup Butter (softened)
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups Flour
- 2/3 cup Cocoa powder
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ½ tsp Baking powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 cups White or mint flavoured chocolate chips (use red, white, and green if possible)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together until light and fluffy.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the wet ingredients gradually until incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- Scoop teaspoonfuls of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly before placing them on ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies can be placed about ½ -1 inch apart because they will not expand very much.
- Bake cookies at 350°F for 7-9 minutes. For chewier cookies, remove from the oven when the tops of the cookies have just set.