I signed up for this about a month ago and completely forgot it was time! I cannot get over the fact that we have less than 12 weeks left until Christmas. Wow.
I’ve just started to focus on the holiday’s so I’m a couple of days late in posting this one. You can expect a Christmas cookie recipe each Thursday until Christmas here on my blog. As Christmas draws closer, our family starts baking cookies several times a week, because we love to hand them out to neighbors, teachers, friends & family.
My first Christmas Cookie is actually super simple, and we make them all year round (actually we make most of our cookies all year round) and we call them Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies. Nothing super fancy, just a really nice, moist, chocolaty cookie that’s pretty quick and easy to make. I have no idea where this recipe came from, because like many of my recipes, it’s actually locked in my head and not on paper. I had to measure as I went to be able to tell you what I did.
Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
(printable recipe for Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies below)
- 1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 1 egg
- ½ c. cocoa
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease your cookie pans.
In a large bowl, mix up the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & sugar.
On low speed, add the butter.
Then the egg. Mix well.
Then add the cocoa powder and mix well until the dough kind of sticks to itself and not to everything else.
Form rounded teaspoon balls of batter and place them on your prepared cooking pan or on a pan covered in parchment paper. Make sure you leave about 2-3 inches between cookies because if you don’t, you will wind up with one giant cookie at the end. Before putting them in the oven, moisten the back of a spoon and gently press each ball to flatten a bit.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie pan for 2 minutes. Then move to cooling racks.
Eat & Enjoy as soon as you’re ready! Yum!