Welcome to the monthly "Try This: Spice Up Your Kitchen" carnival! This month's theme is CHRISTMAS COOKIES. Aren't cookies one of the best parts of Christmas? (When else can you justify eating cookies for breakfast?) My family makes approximately eleventy billion cookies at Christmas… and we eat every. single. one.
Its so hard to pick a favorite. Because I love cookies. Love cookies. LOVE COOKIES!!!! But here goes:
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (I always end up using closer to 1 cup)
a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat
in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour,
baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and
chill for at least 4 hours. (Do not skip the chilling step!! Trust me!)
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with
parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. (I use a cookie dough scoop.) Coat each ball in confectioners' sugar before placing
onto prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. They will look underbaked, but that is okay. If you bake them to long, they will be like hockey pucks! Let stand on the cookie
sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.
recipe origin: my mom
Here are the rules:
1. Contest ends Saturday, December 5 .
2. Entry #1:
Submit a recipe to the carnival. (It can be an old post on your blog –
just remember to link to the specific post, not your whole blog please.)
3. Entry #2: Leave a comment telling me what your very, very favorite thing about Christmas is.
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5. Winner will be selected by Random.org, announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.
I hope you all have a great time looking through all the recipes today
– I cannot WAIT to find some new recipes!! And remember: when you add your post to the Mr. Linky, please link to your specific post – not your general blog URL.
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