Chocolate Candy Cane Blossoms

chocolate candy cane blossoms
chocolate candy cane blossoms

Peanut butter blossoms have long been one of my favorite cookies, and several years ago I decided to get creative with a chocolate crinkle cookie recipe I found, and  I created these chocolate candy cane blossoms. This is an extremely rich and delicious cookie, and I’m looking forward to make more this year!

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Chocolate Candy Cane Blossoms

Ingredients:

  • 48-72 candy cane chocolates
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In 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 in a separate bowl, and then stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.

3. Use a melon baller to shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in confectioners sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

5. Unwrap chocolates while you wait and immediately press one into center of each cookie. The cookie will crack around the edges as you do. Move to a wire rack to cool.

About 6 dozen cookies.

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