Sunday, December 18, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 18

We made Christmas cookies, to give away as gifts, today.

Truth: I hate the baking part of baking.

I could mix cookie day all day long.

The thought of baking those cookies, though, makes me no longer want to bake cookies.

So, I had the brilliant idea of giving out frozen cookie dough this year.  My thought was not only will I not have to spend 3 days baking, but everyone always gets so many goodies at Christmas-time anyways; frozen cookie dough is a gift that can be used long after those treats are thrown out.

We spent after church on Sunday making lots of batches of cookies.  We made "Black and White Chippers"... one of our favorite cookies.  We wrapped them in plastic wrap and freezer paper, attached a poem, tied some ribbon, and we were done.

Oh, and though I thought my idea was brilliant and original; it's not.

Hence the poem that I found and copied on another blog.

Tomorrow, we are driving around and giving them out to friends and neighbors... should be fun!

Black and White Chippers

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder 
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addiction. Add the salt and vanilla.

In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until fluffy but still soft. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

That is a pretty genius idea, even if its not original. I'll have to file this away for next year.