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
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.