Nothing beats a classic cookie, loved by everyone. Especially one that you can whip up in minutes! This peanut butter cookie recipe requires only 3 ingredients and no flour. Everyone needs to know it and enjoy it when a craving for a peanut butter cookie hits. This is a classic that brings comforting memories. We love sharing our childhood favorites with our kids. They want to help and make the fork marks on each cookie.
In case you do not have enough Christmas cookies on your to-bake list, you might want add this one.
In case you feel like something is missing and you just had a plate-full of sugar cookies, you might want to think about this one.
I will make it easy for you – just make this one.
Nothing against sugar cookies! Don’t get me wrong. But sometimes you just need a chocolate cookie that melts in your mouth and you instantly relax. 🙂 And who doesn’t need to relax for a short moment during this crazy busy holiday time?
- 1/3 c butter softened
- 1 c brown sugar packed
- 2/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 c sour cream
- 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- c about 1/4 to 1/2 powdered sugar sifted ( place in a small bowl, for rolling )
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter for about 30 seconds.
- Add sugar, cocoa, soda and cinnamon. Beat until all is combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Add egg whites and sour cream and beat again.
- Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. At this point you can cover the dough and refrigerate for about 3 hours, so it's easier to handle. I might have waited about 30 minutes ( impatient me, but how can you blame me - it's chocolate cookies we are talking about here! 🙂 ).
- Drop a teaspoon of the dough into powdered sugar and roll into a ball. Place on a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Edges of the cookies should be firm. Transfer all onto a wire rack and let cool.
Total time includes chilling time.
|Red Velvet Cookies|
Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving ahead. And with this all – Christmas is only 53 days away! At this point a baker starts to plan what to bake. Cakes, pies, cupcakes and of course cookies. Lots of cookies!
Every year, I try to find a new recipe to add to all those family favorites that are a must on the holiday menu.
Those cookies might just be it.
They look pretty festive and are really delicious!
The original recipe has white chocolate chips mixed into the dough. I decided to play a little bit with the chocolate. I melted it and with a pastry bag fitted with a writing tip – I made a drizzle design on each cookie.
Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle
adapted from Cooking Club Of America
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut up
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Whisk dry ingredients together ( flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt ) in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, food coloring and vanilla. Beat until blended. Beat in flour mixture just until combined. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Farm 1″ balls out of dough and place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are puffed. Cool on the wire rack for a couple of minutes. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. In the microwave, melt the white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth and cooled a little bit. Place in a pastry bag fitted with a writing tip and have fun decorating your cookies!
|The coconut version|
And because I like to put coconut into my cookies, I scooped out about a cup of the cookie dough into a small bowl and added about 3/4 of a cup of the sweetened flaked coconut. This ratio is up to your likings. I like a lot of coconut, so I kept adding and mixing until I was happy with the dough.