Dipped Vanillas, but I think it is only because they are drizzled in chocolate and he won't eat the Pumpkin Cookies. This year, Matt suggested that I make a cookie just for him. Instead of making chocolate chip or snickerdoodles that I make year-round, I decided to try a new cookie that I knew Brandon would love. I chose the Chocolate Crackle.
I love the way these cookies remind me of a snow fall and they look so pretty on a tray of Christmas cookies. I've made them twice so far this holiday and we are down to our last three! They are simple to make and yummy. Matt loves them with a hot cup of coffee.
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate OR 3/4 c. cocoa + 1/4 c. canola oil
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 c. plus 2 T. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. confectioner sugar
Taking my own advice, I read through the recipe first and found I didn't have the 4 oz. of baking chocolate. What I did have was cocoa and oil, a suitable substitute. (One square of baking chocolate equals 3 T. of cocoa and 1 T. of oil. I needed four squares so I did the math and came up with 3/4 c. cocoa and 1/4 c. oil). I combined those two ingredients in a small bowl. If you have the 4 oz. (or 4 squares) of baking chocolate, melt the chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Then add the vanilla and set aside.