Today’s post is inspired by what’s abundantly outside my window today – snow and more snow. A record breaking snowfall just hit Quebec recently - 45+ cm of blowing, fluffy snow. I made these snowflake cookies as gifts over the holidays and I thought that today is the perfect day to post it.
It just snowed and snowed and it was the ideal day to stay home and lounge in pj’s the whole day. Thank goodness, hubby was not working today and the poor guy had to clear out the snow in our driveway few times throughout the day. Oouufff, but better him than me :P
Opening the front door
This recipe is one of my finds in Pinterest. I resisted for a long while to open up an account in Pinterest, I did not understand what all the brouhaha was about. Now, that I have an account, I do get it and now I could not live without it. All the inspirations, the mouth-watering recipes that I just got to try. But I digress.
I was intrigued by the author’s claim that these cookies tasted like brownies. I mean, how awesome is that – a cookie and brownie all in one?
Folks, she’s not lying. These cookies did taste like fudgy brownies, delish!
These are basically rolled chocolate sugar cookies. It does not spread that much after baking so, you can roll them up and cut into any shape or form. I made some in stars and I made some in snowflakes.
For the snowflakes, I just used a snowflake stencil I got from the home improvement store and placed on top of the cookie. I sifted icing sugar over and voila – instant snowflake. I just love the contrast between the dark chocolate and the white icing sugar.
I like to roll sugar cookie dough in between two sheets of parchment or waxed paper. It is so much easier to roll it and I don’t use extra flour for dusting which can make the dough dry. I roll it out to desired thickness, cut it into shapes that I like then place it in the fridge or freezer for just a few minutes to let it firm up a bit. Then once firm I just pop out the shapes and re-roll the scrapes again.
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