christmas chocolate cookiesi call these elaborated decorated cookies… but christmas is all about colours, lightings, sweets, and music right? ヾ(*⌒ヮ⌒*)ゞ what i love about this is that the royal icing, does not use egg white (though some people say this is more of a glaze) and it is glossy o(^^o) …. give this a go

Cookie recipe adapted from LilaLoa

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa
or 3 1/2 cups flour

Royal icing recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients (makes 2 1/2 cups)

1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, or more as needed

Directions

chocolate cookies– prepare cookies by creaming butter, shortening and sugar together
– Add eggs and vanilla. mix well
– Add baking powder and salt and mix again
– Stir in the cocoa until well blended
– Add flour 1 cup at a time. IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE COOKIES RIGHT AWAY, ADD 3 1/2 cups flour
– If you are going to “chill” the dough, or just wait for another day to make your cookies, STOP AT 3 cups. It will be totally soft and look all wrong, and you will want to ignore me completely and add more flour, but I’m telling you — DON’T DO IT. Practice self-restraint
– Roll out on lightly floured surface. Bake at 375 F for 6 1/2 minutes. (I roll my cookies 3/16″ thick.)
– prepare icing whilst cookies are cooling
– Stir warm water, corn syrup, and almond extract together in a small bowl until corn syrup and extract have dissolved
– Place confectioners’ sugar into a separate bowl and add liquid ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until royal icing is smooth
– Store in a lidded container for up to a week; stir thoroughly before using

Personal notes:

chocolate cookies– i used only 3 cups of flour though i baked the cookies straight away
– i added 1 tsp of Starbucks Extra Bold VIA coffee powder to the cocoa powder and reduced sugar to slightly less than a cup (i didn’t want too sweet a cookie as i was icing the cookies)
– my cookies are 1/4 inch think, and measures 6.5 x 10cm. my first batch of cookies were baked for 6.5 mins, and second batch for nearly 10 mins (as the bottom of the cookies were still wet by 6.5 mins)
– i used 1/2 tsp of coconut essence for the royal icing instead of almond extract. the taste was very mild. i will consider using 1tsp in the future
– i had to add 2 more teaspoon of water to the icing before getting them to the right piping consistency
– i cut out some gingerbread man shaped cookies and attached them to the rectangle cookie just before the layer of icing dried up
– it took me 3 hours to pipe just 9 cookies (@´_`@)

chocolate cookieschristmas time… christmas time is here ♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪

Pollution index: 16 (excellent)

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(33) Comments

  • 0620 (December 12, 2013)

    哇塞!!!!!!!!!
    非常漂亮的圣诞饼干哦
    妳未免太强了吧 @@\”\”\”\”\”

    • Victoria Bakes (December 12, 2013)

      偶就用中国人英语回你哈。。。over prize over prize

  • eileen (December 12, 2013)

    不是强,是超级强,我要拜师了,收我收我为徒。。。

    • 0620 (December 12, 2013)

      喂,排第2的
      要收徒弟,也要依照排队的,不要potong number
      妳做我的小师妹啦,咔咔咔咔!!

      • Victoria Bakes (December 12, 2013)

        大家都是大师级。。偶这个混混要收你们为徒不是要受天谴么

  • moon (December 12, 2013)

    也做的太精致了吧,强

  • Nasi Lemak Lover (December 12, 2013)

    very festive look of cookies..look lovely!

  • Ling Yuen Chin (December 12, 2013)

    我喜欢👀,但更喜欢吃!

  • Mel (December 12, 2013)

    At your first pic, these cookies look like a small christmas card. If only I could receive one of this edible christmas card from you. I will really appreciate this well done pretty cookies. Victoria, you are so good in doing decorating in your bakes.

    • Victoria Bakes (December 12, 2013)

      Tks Mel Mel…. Yeah.. I wanted to do more greetings on the card but I realized I wasn\’t as good as I think…. Was not easy to do small writings with icing… 🙁 not skilled enough

  • Adeline (December 12, 2013)

    Beautifully decorated festive cookies, truly a piece of art.
    Have always admired all your bakes, creations.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ade-SG

    • Victoria Bakes (December 12, 2013)

      Tks so much Adeline for being so supportive. Bloggers like us need supportive comments like yours…. It keeps us going

  • May Law (December 12, 2013)

    看到你们的家都充满了圣诞的气氛, 我很忙也很懒, 哈哈!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      人就是爱犹豫哈。。偶也是这样。。。没事儿。。你懒,偶帮你忙哈。。。然后换偶懒你忙哈

  • Vivian pang (December 12, 2013)

    Wow! Amazing cookies. Very festive looking Christmas cookies.

  • 柠檬叶 (December 12, 2013)

    这种细手工活属你最厉害了,做得个个像艺术品般,无比钦佩!!!
    我最近挑战细活挑战到怕,拿起白布投降了,哈哈哈。。。。

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      偶早已经对你做滴美味佳肴掏白毛巾luuuuuu

  • Qi Qi in the house (December 12, 2013)

    每一块饼干都费了不少心思呢!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      是咯是咯。。。如果拜拜蛋糕也想这曲奇,下了功夫也有收获感该有多好

  • mosQ 蚊子 (December 13, 2013)

    哇!!!! 太漂亮了!还独一无二呢~ 我绝对画不出那么美的图案~

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      有你这只小蚊子在偶身边给予鼓励,偶深感幸福

  • Jozelyn Ng (December 13, 2013)

    Can deliver 1 big bag to my house or not??? Love it! Thumbs Up and big salute for you!

    • Victoria Bakes (December 13, 2013)

      heh heh.. can… exchange choco cookies with your orh beet jiu choco cupcake 😉

  • jenny (December 13, 2013)

    太太太漂亮了…
    不舍得吃…只想挂在墙上当圣诞节的装饰品…

  • Angie Ng (December 13, 2013)

    你很厉害吔!每次做的饼干都有一定的水准,这充满圣诞气氛的饼干可以送我几个吗?

  • Esther Lau (December 13, 2013)

    Wow,wow,wow…The design of your cookies is awesome!!! Thumbs up for you!!!!

  • Jessie ng (December 15, 2013)

    Every piece of this cookie was made with love. I\’m no good in decoration wheni have to use icing sugar & haven\’t tried using royal sugar b4. U have done a great job

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