Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Break out the stand mixer!  “Tis the season for baking cookies. This year I’m adding these chocolate crinkle cookies to the family favorites.  The recipe was very easy and with only 10 minutes in the oven, super quick.   The cookies are not only pretty, they are ooey-gooey-fudgy good and sure to please the chocolate lover.  The dough needs to be refrigerated at least 3 hours so plan accordingly.  I chilled mine overnight.  The pretty crinkle sugar pattern is created when the dough expands during baking and the sugar dusting splits apart.  Happy holiday baking!

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Famous Cookie Tower and a Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles



It would not be Christmas without the famous cookie tower in our family.  Throughout the month of December I make and freeze several types of cookies.  This is a true labor of love as I am NOT a baker!  The anticipation builds as the month progresses.  Come Christmas Eve, we host a Réveillon dinner party and the cookie tower is the star of the menu.  Constructed by stacking 5 glass cake stands or pedestal dishes in gradated sizes, it becomes a towering display of Christmas sweets.   The great thing about the tower is that it can be replenished as the cookies vanish. Continue reading