I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies

Crackle or crinkle? Tomato, tomahhhto? Whatever you call these, I call them delicious! 

2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp "no taste" red gel food colouring
1 1/2 tbsps milk

For rolling:
1/4 cup granulated or coarse coloured sugar
1/4 cup icing (powdered) sugar

Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars together, then add the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla, lemon juice and red food colouring. Slowly add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Chill 2-4 hours or even overnight if that works for you. Isn't the colour awesome?

Mix the two rolling sugars together. I did some with granulated and icing sugar, others with coarse green sugar and icing sugar... I really like how the coarse sugar ones look! Anyway, take a teaspoon full of dough and roll into 1" balls, coat with sugar, then place on parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 350°F for 13-14 minutes and watch the crackling magic happen! Cool a few minutes before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.

Merry Christmas!

Makes 50 crackle cookies

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