Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Milk Cookies for Santa

I know I said I wasn't going to post again until after Christmas, but I just had to share these cookies my oldest son and I made this morning for Santa. When I asked him a couple of weeks ago what kind of cookies he wanted to make for Santa this year, he told me, "Chocolate milk cookies." I was determined to make this happen.

I immediately thought of these cookies, which use strawberry milk powder. I figured they'd work just as well with chocolate milk powder instead, and they did. To really up the chocolate milk factor, I added a chocolate milk glaze to the cookies when they came out of the oven, and then we gave them a generous dose of festive sprinkles:

Andrew loved helping me out with these cookies, and I think it's clear what his favorite part of the process was:

Hey, Santa visits every child in the world. Some germs are to be expected, right?

These little cookies turned out to be absolutely delicious. I think my husband Santa is really going to love them, and I can see them becoming a yearly tradition for sure!

Chocolate Milk Cookies

adapted from

2 cups
all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chocolate milk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons chocolate milk
Red and green sugar or sprinkles for decorating, if desired

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, chocolate milk powder, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.

3. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with the back of a spoon.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Combine powdered sugar and chocolate milk. Glaze cooled cookies, then garnish with red and green sugar or sprinkles if desired.


Debbie said...

Merry Christmas Cassie to you and your family!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I bet Santa was very happy with his cookies! They sound delicious.

Monica H said...

He's got the right idea- head straight to the whisk, that's where the goods are!

Hope you had a merry Christmas Cassie!