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Monday, 8 December 2008

Chocolate Kris Krinkle Cookies


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane snow is glistening,
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight,
Walking in a winter wonder land.........




The appearance of these cookies reminds me of snow covered bark on winter trees and so perfect for this time of year! They are very easy to make but oh so very delicious! They bake like magic in the oven, cracking on the tops to show off an amazing chocolate interior and white covered snow drifts of icing sugar. Upon taking that first bite you will find a scrumptious fudgy centre that takes you into a sweet sensation of chocolate ecstasy!


On another note; Mr R (hubby) has a nasty flu type virus and of course I have to nurse him back to health. I will try this week to view your creations my ‘dear’ blogging friends but if not I hope you will understand ~ Rosie x








Chocolate Kris Krinkle Cookies

Makes approx 20 cookies

Ingredients
175g (6 oz) plain chocolate, chopped
50g (2 oz) unsalted butter
175g (6 oz) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
150g (5 oz) caster (superfine) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
60g (2½ oz) icing (confectioners) sugar

You will need 2 baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper

Method

Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, cool slightly. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt.

Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until pale for about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the chocolate mix and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture until blended together. Cover the bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge for 1½ hours or up to 2 days.

Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/325°F/Gas mark 3.

Put the icing sugar onto a large plate. Shape the dough into 4cm (1½ in) balls and roll in the icing sugar. Put the sugared balls onto the prepared baking tray and press down lightly with your hand to flatten. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes for soft centres and set edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before placing carefully onto a wire rack to cool.




I am sending my Chocolate Kris Krinkle Cookies to Susan at Food Blogger who is hosting a superb event – Eat Christmas Cookies, season 2, Christmas Cookies From Around The World. Susan is posting cookies and links on her site as they are sent into her from participants. I have linked above the event if you would like to participate. If you would like to view the cookies that participants are sending in [click here].


I am also sending these Chocolate Kris Krinkle Cookies to Jerri @ Simply Sweet Home for her lovely ‘Christmas festival’.




52 comments:

Happy cook said...

Cookies look really christmasy.
I am sure they are delciious too.
Hope Mr.R gets better soon. I am sure with few of these cookies with a cup of tea he will feel much much better.

Dani said...

Looking good Rosie :)

Beth said...

These look fab. Will have to try them out. Hope hubby is better soon

Rosie said...

Awe thanks H.C. I will give him a few cookies with a hot toddy to make him feel better :)

Thank you Dani and yes its chocolate lol our love ;)

Best wishes to you both and thanks for calling by!

Rosie x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What beautiful cookies! Really wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Rosie said...

Hi Beth, Thank you! They are a lovely cookie to make and eat :) Enjoy ...

Hi Rosa, thank you SO much :D

Best wishes to you both and thanks for calling by!

Rosie x

Kaitlin said...

those look yummy and very pretty, and i love the reindeer!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cookies Rosie and I hope Mick feels better soon!

Maria
x

Bellini Valli said...

These always look so festive Rosie. I hope your husband will be feeling better soon. There seems to be something going around worldwide :(

J.Danger said...

Oh no! I hope your husband feels well soon!

Maria said...

These are my favorite!! The perfect cookie!!

Ann said...

Those snowy pictures make me nostalgic..and the cookies make me drool..so,lots of cooking these days,Rosie ?

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Very interesting cookies Rosie... beautiful! Remind me a little bit of Polish ginger cookies covered with icing.

Enjoy your evening, Margot

Caroline said...

Beautiful cookies, Rosie. Reminds me of snow, so perfect for Christmas.
Oh, and I hope your husband feels better soon.

Antonia said...

These look very seriously good! I may very well have to try these out.

I hope that Mr R is soon on the mend and that you keep well yourself.

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, these look delicious and all chocolate-y! Right up my alley. I sure hope your hubby is feeling better soon.

Uma said...

lovely cookies Rosie! So mouth-watering. Best of health to your hubby!

Coby said...

I am fascinated by these cookies, the second time I have seen them. They DO look like snow on bark (I imagine) but they also look delicious:D Sorry your dear man's been ill, I hope he feels back to normal soon.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

These were one of my favorite cookies as a kids. I loved the crackly top and chewy insides. Thanks for bringing back such delicious memories! And send my well wishes to your hubs. :)

Kevin said...

Those cookies look great!

RecipeGirl said...

Love these! They look so delicious and snowy and festive :)

Margaret said...

The cookies and your styling look really Christmassy - fabulous.

Nickki said...

Rosie they look really delicious cookies :) I hope Mr R is feeling better soon :)

Grace said...

these cookies, with their snow-like dusting of sugar, are absolutely perfect for the season. lovely. :)

Indigo said...

These look and sound delicious Rosie! I think 'fudgy centre' may be my two favourite words ^__^.

Donna said...

These look SO WARM!!! I'm going to try to bake these! Hope Hubby is feeling better sweetie!!hughugs

Ingrid said...

Hope "R" feels better soon!

Your cookies look and sound yummy.

I love the beautiful photo of the snow covered woods! No snow here in FL. :-( It's supposed to hit 81 degrees today!! Yes, it does NOT feel like Christmas.
~ingrid

Chandani said...

festive and delicious:)

The Blonde Duck said...

They just scream Christmas spirit!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

good morning Rosie! these cookies are just fantastic and they are for sure delicious..great xmas cookies darling!
a big kiss and hug dear
Silvia

Passionate About Baking said...

Good luck to your dear hubby, Rosie, hope he feels a lot better soon. Those cookies look divine...maybe a couple with some hot chocolate & some TLC will work magic on Mr R!xoxox

jesse said...

How beautiful!!! I can almost smell those cookies... it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas~

David Hall said...

Hi Rosie - that's a rather lovely thing you have done there. A lovely Christmas gift I reckon!

Cheers
David x

Cynthia said...

Hope the hubby gets well in time for the Christmas feasting! :)

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Ivy said...

These cookies look fabulous. Hope your hubby is feeling better.

Gigi said...

the cookies look so festive! i love the picture of the snow. thank you for sharing the recipe!

Ruth E said...

These cookies look fantastic - absolutely perfect for this time of year

Jeena said...

Love the pictures snow is so pretty to look at. Kris kringle cookies look fab. :-)

Arfi Binsted said...

Rosie, the cookies look really like snowy. There's a similar traditional cookies which are covered like this, uhmm... pfeffernusse if I'm not mistaken? Do you know how to cover them in snow like that? I mean sometimes if they are only rolled in icing sugar, the powder will melt as soon as it is touched with our warm palm or fingers. Should not they stay firm covering the biscuits?

Melissa said...

The reindeer is adorable! The cookies look sooo good1

The Caked Crusader said...

I bet cookies have never felt safer with Rudolph to guard them!

Rachel said...

Perfect cookies in keeping with the season..

Healing wishes to Mr. R.

Catherine said...

These look great - I can't wait to try them out! I will let you know how they turn out! Catherine x

sunita said...

Aww, those cookies look so festive.

Wishes to Mr R for a speedy recovery :-)

Dee said...

Rosie, your Kris Krinkle cookies look very festive :) And your fudge too! I'm so sorry I haven't been around to visit.

Merry Xmas my dear. And I do hope Mr R feels better soon.

Kelly-Jane said...

Fudgy centres - I'm there! Gorgeous pictures :)

Hornsfan said...

Rosie,

These are one of my favorite cookies! They are beautiful in your photos. I made something similar this year that included a Rolo candy hidden in the dough...they were the perfect combo of chocolate and caramel! Hope your husband has a speedy recovery!

Lauren

Aparna said...

Hi Rosie,

I had sent you a mail, and just in case you haven't got it I wanted to tell you your hummingbird cake won the boook at my event.
Could you please mail me your postal address?

Hope your husband is better now.

Rosie said...

Hi Aparna, WOW oh WOW I am truly flattered and humbled to be deemed worthy of winning this great event - Thank you and your judges for picking out my cake - I feel the luckiest girl in the world today!! I have just sent you an email with my details on today 19th December 2008. Many thanks once again :))

I also have to thank the lovely H.C. *Happy Cook* for such a lovely recipe to bake from ~ thank you my dear friend!

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Many, many thanks for such very kind’s comments from all my 'dear' blogging friends!! I can't tell you just how much you have all put a smile on my face and for your very kind wishes that I will be passing on to Mr R - you ARE what makes Blogging such a pleasure for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Mr R (hubby) is still recovering from the flu and now Miss R (daughter) has come down with this nasty flu!! I do hope they are both well for the 25th of this month!!!

Sending you all my very best wishes at this seasonal time, Rosie x

dabrah said...

Yum, these look delicious.