SANTA'S NAUGHTY COAL DRIZZLED WITH EGG NOG FROSTING
MAKES ABOUT 24 COOKIES
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter. softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups (12 oz pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate mini chips
CHOCOLATE GLAZE/EGG NOG FROSTING
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup egg nog
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour until fully incorporated and the batter comes together. Stir in mini chocolate chips with a spoon.
Shape 1 1/4 inch balls. Don't roll the balls in your hands to make smooth but form a chunky shape with your fingers to insure it will look like a piece of coal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned.
While cookies are baking, melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave but BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVERCOOK because chocolate burns very easily. If you're using the microwave, set it for 30 second intervals and stir only until it's just starting to melt (or else you'll have to go to the store again and start all over...like ME!) Melt the butter and warm the cream and stir into the melted chocolate.
After cookies have cooled on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, dip the tops of the cookies into the chocolate and let the excess drizzle on the cooling rack (make sure to put foil or parchment paper underneath the rack so there's not a huge mess).
For the frosting, whisk together the egg nog and powdered sugar and drizzle lacy strands of
frosting over the chocolate-dipped cookies. Let the cookies sit until the chocolate hardens (takes a couple of hours, sorry).
So even if you've been naughty (but hopefully you've been nice), be sure to set these cookies out Christmas Eve and maybe, just maybe, Santa won't leave coal in your stocking!
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