Hey guys! Today’s post is another baking post! If you haven’t read my recipe on how to make the perfect sugar cookies, you should go and check it out! Today’s delectable delights are a firm favourite in my household and everyone who’s tried them, loves them, so let’s hope you love them too!
Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
I bake these cookies all year round, and the recipe has proved to be fool proof. But for the Christmas period, I’ve upped my decoration game and have turned this delicious cookies into little Christmas puddings! They’re delicious and another perfect recipe to make with the kids. This recipe takes around 40/50 minutes as the prep can take a little longer than sugar cookies as well as the bake. You can scale the ingredients up or down depending on how many cookie you want to make, as this recipe makes around 18 cookies.
- 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
- 4 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour*
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup of cocoa powder*
* If you like me you only have self-raising flour that’s fine! Just remove the salt and the baking powder from your recipe. And only use 4 cups of self-raising flour!
* I didn’t use cocoa powder as I’m not a fan of super chocolate desserts, but if you want them to look super realistic add about 3/4 of a cup of cocoa powder in with the rest of the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt.)
- Heat the over to 375°F/190°c/Gas mark 5/170 Fan
- In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy (I again use an electric whisk)
- Then beat in the vanilla extract and eggs until well blended
- Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Drop the dough onto your cookie sheets (I use cooking spray to make sure my cookies don’t stick to my tin) by rounded tablespoonfuls around 2 inches apart
- Bake the cookies for around 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
- Wait until cool and then decorate!
For decoration make a simple white icing mix of icing sugar and water/milk to the desired thickness, or leave them as they are for simple chocolate chip cookies! And there you have your Christmas pudding cookies! They certainly get the Liz seal of approval.