There’s two more days until Christmas!! WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!
Tell me, you’re done all of your Christmas shopping?! – if not, I vote homemade gifts for everyone.
Sooo this year I went a little overboard on cookies … I mean yes, for the holiday season in real life, but also on the blog…. Annnndd while you can never have too many cookies – I feel like I may have saved the best for last… not that I’m playing favourites, I can’t be biased when it comes to snacking on santa’s favourite treat.
Buuuuuuuuuutt … don’t these cookies remind you of snowy mountains?!? In other news I can pretty much guarantee it will be snowing in July around town since it’s way too warm right now for us to be having a white Christmas.
February is going to hit us hard isn’t it?! I’ll be dreaming of these days in a couple weeks won’t I?! My only issue is how the heck am I going to have a magical snowy white Christmas morning, sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace … you know, like how Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did in To Grandmother’s House we go!! Ahhh the plights of my life … rooooof-stooouufff.
Mocha Melting Moments Cookies
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
¾ cup cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder ( or expresso powder)
⅓ cup confectioners sugar + 1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted ( once cooled)
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp Baileys Liquor
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, salt and instant coffee powder.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar. Add Baileys. Mix in flour mixture.
Divide dough into two. Shape into 1 inch log – flatten slightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Take out the refrigerated dough and scoop into 1 inch balls. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, once cooled, dust the tops with remaining confectioners’ sugar.
Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you have a beautiful season filled with love, family, food and of course lots to laugh about – I’ll be sure to be back next week xox