The most prolific baker in my family is my daughter. She is an awesome baker. My daughter sent me this recipe that she saw from the Pioneer Woman. I think I have seen the episode as well. I made my cookies thicker and I used a cookie cutter design to make, what I hope you agree, is a good looking shape for a cookie.
I also made a white chocolate ganache as my adherent for the candied I dipped the cookies into. This post is an ode to my daughter and she will be home soon to get back in the kitchen with her dad!
- 2 sticks Salted Butter, Slightly Softened
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 whole Egg
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2-1/2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 teaspoons Salt
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- DIPPING BAR
- Mint Chocoalte Chips, Roughly Chopped
- Mini chips
- Heath Toffee Bars, Chopped
To make the cookies: Cream the butter with the powdered sugar in your mixer. When fully combined, add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Next add the dry ingredients including the flour, cocoa powder and salt, and mix together until the dough pulls from the side and comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with baking mats or parchment.
Rub your rolling pin with cocoa powder and roll out the cookie dough to about 1/4″ of thickness. Cut out the cookies using whatever shape cookie cutter you like. Re-roll the scraps to get as many cookies from the dough as possible. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Cookies will remain the same general size and shape after they bake.
Remove from the oven and place the cookies on a cooling rack. Allow them to cool completely.
Melt the chips in a microwave bowl and heat the milk in a sauce pan. Pour the milk in the chips. (I would definitely err on the less milk side if I do these again). Dip half of each cookie into the white chocolate ganache. Separate each of the toppings into separate bowls. Immediately press toppings from the dipping bar over the top side of the cookies.
Gently set on parchment paper or another nonstick surface and allow to cool before serving.