Coal in Your Stocking Cookies

What’s going to be in your stocking? If it’s like our fun Christmas stocking cookie jar, it just might be coal! However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been bad this year—it just means you get to eat a delicious lump of chocolate that you can customize to your own tastes. Warning: this recipe will make your house smell like Christmas!

Coal in Your Stocking Cookies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes

Serves

36 people

What’s going to be in your stocking? If it’s like our fun Christmas stocking cookie jar, it just might be coal!

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been bad this year—it just means you get to eat a delicious lump of chocolate that you can customize to your own tastes. Warning: this recipe will make your house smell like Christmas!

This recipe is part of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Jars series for the 2017 holiday season. To see more fun and festive Christmas cookie recipes, click here!

Recipe idea inspired by King Arthur Flour.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee (we used Nescafe Instant Dark Roast)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups raspberry chocolate chips (or plain chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries (or dark raisins)

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Cream butter, brown sugar, baking powder, instant coffee, and salt, and vanilla.
  • 3 Add eggs and mix together.
  • 4 Add mocha powder and flour and mix until batter is a heavy dough-like consistency.
  • 5 Add chocolate chips and dried fruit.
  • 6 Drop cookies onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet, allowing rough edges. If you prefer, you can roll them into balls.
  • 7 Bake 12 minutes.
  • 8 Immediately upon removing them from the oven, take two butter knives and quickly shape each cookie into a lump of coal, flattening the top and pushing the sides together so the shape is rough.

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