Cookies and Hot Chocolate

22 Dec


I went over to Sandy’s house today to bake Christmas cookies together. She made Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies while I made Christmas Cherries. The cookie doughs were made earlier so we just had to roll them out to bake.

The truffle cookies were fun and easy to make: make dough, smash candy, roll dough into balls, bake, make a dent, sprinkle! They were fudgy and chocolately. It’s very important not to overbake them. If you don’t like mint or candy cane in your cookies, omit the candy and eat them plain or with some melted chocolate drizzled over.


The Christmas Cherries were citrus-flavoured soft cookies. I didn’t roll them as small as Pioneer Woman did but I got more than 50 cookies from one recipe. If you’re using unsalted butter, add in a pinch of salt.


While the moms are baking cookies, the kids went sledding. We dropped by to watch them after finishing the last tray. It was so chilly outside that it was a real pleasure to step back into a warm house that smells of freshly-baked cookies!

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Hot chocolate to warm their bodies up!

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Posted by on December 22, 2010 in Baking, Food, Life


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4 responses to “Cookies and Hot Chocolate

  1. Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

    December 30, 2010 at 1:48 am

    aww the kiddos look so happy!
    thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, I did make the snowmen’s hats myself from melted chocolate. I just couldn’t find the little cookies Bakerella calls for in the book, so I had to get creative!

    your cookies look delish too!

  2. kitchen flavours

    December 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Children had fun outside, mommies had fun in the kitchen! Here’s wishing you and your family A Happy New Year and a great 2011!

  3. Trevor Sis Boom

    January 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Did you see my xmas cookies when you were visiting? They looked just like yours! Great minds think alike!

    • Ker-Yng

      January 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

      I did but yours is fancier. 🙂 I love your post about your grandma’s cookies and press and I’m happy for you that you found one like it!


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