Cortés Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Cortés Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Christmas is a time to enjoy with your family. Gather with your kids and make this fun Christmas cookie recipe with Cortés Chocolate –ideal to decorate the Christmas Eve dinner table.

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes + time to cool off

INGREDIENTS

3 cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 sticks butter, softened

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup Cortés Sugar-Free Cocoa

Glaze for garnish:

1 cup water

5 tbsp meringue powder

1 tsp cream of tartar

2 pounds powdered sugar (1 bag)

1 tsp vanilla

Sprinkles (optional)

PROCEDURE

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and Cortés Sugar-Free Cocoa.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Turn up the speed and beat until you get a light, creamy mixture.
  3. Reduce the speed and add the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the flour.
  5. Divide the mixture into 4 parts and wrap them with plastic wrap.
  6. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
  7. Prepare baking trays with parchment paper.
  8. Use a rolling pin to stretch the dough; then, use Christmas cookie cutters to cut out the cookies.
  9. Place the cookies on the baking trays and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  10. Decorate with glaze and sprinkles. The glaze will take 5 to 6 hours to set completely.

Glaze:

  1. Mix the meringue powder and cream of tartar with the water.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla.
  4. Mix for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. For a more liquid consistency, add water; to thicken the mix, add powdered sugar.
  6. You may divide the mixture and use vegetable dye to make colorful decorations.
  7. You may pour this glaze into a piping bag to draw on your cookies.
  8. Cover each separate portion of mixture with a damp paper towel to keep it from drying out.
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