Category Archives: Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


I meant to post this back in December, but moving at Christmas time made it difficult.  These cookies would be perfect for a cookie exchange, a bake sale or classroom parties.  I have had this recipe since high school.  A friend of mine brought them to a class Christmas party and I have baked them now for  20 years.  My oldest son likes to whip up a batch.  He then gets a big cold glass of milk and will sit and eat about a dozen.  A perfect cookie for kids, because as my kids would say there is nothing “weird” in it.

What you will need:

1 Box of Devils Food Cake Mix

2 Tablespoons of Water

3 Eggs

1/2 Cup of Shortening

1/2 Cup Powder Sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  You will mix the cake mix, water, eggs, and shortening in a bowl.  You must mix by hand, not with an electric mixer.  It does get hard to mix it all in, so after a few stirs, I use my hand to mix it really good.  Roll you a ball of the cookie dough about the size of a walnut.  Then you roll the cookie ball  around in your powdered sugar, give it a nice thick coat.  Place on your cookie sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen.


Chocolate Almond Snowball Cookies


I know its a little early for Christmas cookies, however the men are gone, so the girls are gonna bake.  Since my little girl is only six, I like to find easy recipes.  Here is one that I found over at Southern Fairytale .  This would be perfect for a cookie exchange party.

What you will need:

1 1/2 Cups Butter or Margarine (3 sticks)

2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp. Almond Extract

4 Cups Flour

2 tbsp. Ice Water

1 1/2 cup Chocolate Covered Almonds

Turn oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter.  Beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract.  Work in the flour and ice water.  Shape and roll into balls.  Push 1-2 almonds into each ball, making sure the chocolate is completely covered.  Bake 30 – 35 minutes  After baking, roll in sifted powered sugar while hot.  Cool and roll again in the powdered sugar.