A Trio of Christmas Cookies

Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Snickerdoodles and Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Snickerdoodles and Fudgy Brownie Cookies

 

Ready for the perfect chocolate trio? We’ve got all our bases covered with milk chocolate (as found in the decadent brownie-stuffed chocolate chip cookie), white chocolate (creamy white chocolate snickerdoodle, anyone?) and semi-sweet chocolate (ever-present in our fudgy chocolate brownie cookies). These cookies make for great edible gifts for everyone on your list!

Ingredients

BROWNIE-STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Brownie Filling

1 cup butter
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 ½ cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
½ tsp kosher salt

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
14-16 white chocolate squares

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

White chocolate, melted for garnish

FUDGY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIES

16 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
¼ cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Semi-sweet chocolate, melted for garnish

Directions

BROWNIE-STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1) For the brownies, preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and lightly spray again.

2) In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter and unsweetened chocolate. Melt on high heat for 1 minute, stir and melt for 30 seconds more or until the chocolate and butter are smooth and melted.

3) In a large bowl, whisk sugar and eggs. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture. Stir in flour, cocoa powder and salt, just until flour disappears. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch squares – you will only need half the batch for the cookies, so use the rest for another dessert.

4) For the cookies, preheat oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until well combined. On low speed, add flour mixture and chocolate chips, mixing just until flour disappears.

5) Using ¼ cup of cookie dough at a time, place 1 brownie square in the center and enclose the dough around it add more dough if needed to cover completely. Place 2 inches apart on to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool a few minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack.

Yield: 12 cookies

CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES

1) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla, beating until well mixed. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, mixing on low speed just until flour disappears. Chill dough for 1 hour before scooping it.

2) Preheat oven to 350ºF. Once the dough has chilled, use ¼ cup dough and wrap 1 white chocolate square in the center. Form dough into a ball. In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Roll each dough ball in cinnamon sugar. Place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 16 minutes, until the cookies are set. Remove from oven and cool a few minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack. Cool completely before drizzling with melted white chocolate.

Yield: 14-16 large cookies

FUDGY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIES

1) Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) In a microwave safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate and butter until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, eggs and vanilla. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and both semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips just until flour disappears.

3) Drop ¼ cup dough on prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes, until the cookies are set. Remove from oven and cool before transferring to a wire rack. Drizzle tops of cooled cookies with melted semi-sweet chocolate.

Yield: 12-14 large cookies

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