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 Meals.com

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.

3 comments:

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!