It’s officially Christmas time people! I’m running out of time and freaking out just a little bit. I have 100 things on my to-do list and the days feel like minutes! But don’t you worry, I always have time for making cookies! Ha ha. It’s actually one of my very favorite things to do in my kitchen. And I hope you don’t mind me sharing another cookie recipe this week. I feel like at this time of the year it’s always fun to try new sweet treat recipes.
Kitchen Tip: Before I share the recipe with you, let me give you a little tip I learned from my sister, Melanie. You see, one time she babysat my kids. I came home to find something amazing in the freezer. It was a bag of chocolate chip cookie dough balls. They were all perfectly sized and individually frozen. It was like manna from heaven. After I popped a few in my mouth uncooked (you know you do it too) I realized that they would be perfect for those times that you just HAVE to make cookies but don’t have the time. Because let’s me honest, homemade cookies are 1000% better than any tube of refrigerated dough that you can buy.
Here’s how you to it:
|1. Use a cookie scoop to perfectly proportion out your dough into little balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. It is very important to use parchment paper or else the dough will stick to bottom of the cookie sheet! Put the cookie sheet into the freezer for a couple of hours.
2. Pop the individually frozen balls of dough into a Hefty Slider Freezer Bag. The reason that the Hefty Slider bags are the best to use is because you absolutely know they are closed and they will keep the dough from getting freezer burn. I used the gallon size freezer bag but you could also use the quart size if you don’t have a lot of dough to freeze.
|Santa will love these chocolate mint chip cookies!
Make the dough ahead of time and freeze to have ready on Christmas Eve!
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
Cream together the butter and sugars using a mixer.
until well blended.
slowly add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Scrape
down the sides and mix until combined. Add in the milk and mix.
to scoop the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
cookies won’t look totally done but that’s okay. Let rest on cookie sheet
for 2 minutes and then remove from cookie sheet. (I like to pull the
entire sheet of parchment paper off onto the counter and let it cool there).
This post was made possible by Hefty, a brand I love and use all the time!
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