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Chocolate Cookie Recipe with a Pop of Festive Charm

Some like to shop at Christmas time, or eat and drink, and some love to use this time to cook and bake their favourite holiday treats. We would like to share a simple recipe that adds a pop of festive charm to an already yummy chocolate cookie.  You will need;

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups (300g) dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 12 small peppermint candy canes, coarsely chopped

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups (230g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/4 cup (30g) dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60) boiling water

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.

Step 2 Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until pale and creamy. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine.

Step 3 Roll tablespoonsful of mixture into balls and place on the lined trays, allowing room for spreading. Use the palm of your hand to gently flatten.

Step 4 Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside on trays to cool completely. Transfer biscuits on a wire rack over an oven tray.

Step 5 To make the chocolate icing, combine the icing sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Add the water and stir to a slightly runny paste. Spread icing over each biscuit and sprinkle with chopped candy canes. Set aside for 30 minutes to set. Now share with your friends and family or use the excuse of the holidays and eat them all yourself…. we won’t tell anyone if you do!

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