Snow… I wish we had snow here in Spartanburg. It would be fun;-). I am not asking for a lot, just a day or two to see the snow fall, and to be able to make a snowman… it is so magical and it makes such good memories.
Well, today, in spite of snow, I made a snowman in my kitchen. I found the idea of Better Homes and Garden Websites.
Ingredients for 14 Melted Snowmen cookies:
Ingredients for the chocolate cookies:
- 3/4lb of bittersweet chocolate chips,
- 1/2 stick of butter,
- 3 large eggs,
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar,
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract,
- 1/3 cup of all purpose flour,
- 1/4 tsp of baking powder,
- 1/4 tsp of salt,
- 1 cup of chopped pecans ( optional- I substituted with mixed chocolate chips instead.)
- Turn your oven to 350.
- In a microwave-proof bowl, place the chocolate and the butter and cook for 2 minutes on high. Let it cool.
- In a mixer, place the eggs and the sugar and beat on high until the eggs turn pale yellow, and become fluffy.
- Add vanilla to the chocolate mixture and pour into the egg mixture. Stir.
- Add the flour, the baking powder, the salt and the nuts ( if you are using any) and mix well. Let it rest for 5 minutes in the fridge.
- Scoop the batter into 2 inches rounds onto a large silpat that you would have placed on a large perforated sheet. Space them out every inches.
- Cook for 6 minutes. The cookies should have cracked, but make sure that the crack is not wet when touching with your fingers for doneness. Let cool on rack. When the cookies are cold, follow the steps below to make the melted snowmen.
If you are running out of time, you may use the Dark Chocolate Chip refrigerated Cookie from Pillsbury. If you do, cook them according to directions.
If you are using the demarle cookware and a silpat, cook for 15 minutes.
Ingredients for 14 Melted Snowmen Cookies:
- 1 recipe of the brownie chocolate chip cookies ( above)
- 1/2 of a vanilla almond bark.
- 14 mini reeese cups
- 14 regular sized reese cups
- 14 orange sprinkle
- 28 mini chocolate chips
- Bake the cookies according to directions
- Melt the vanilla flavored almond bark in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. But stop at half time and stir to prevent the chocolate to scorch.
- Cut the end of the regular Reese to make the trim of the hat. Set aside.
- Pour the vanilla chocolate coating over each cookie.
- Place the “trim” of the hat, and a small Reese to make the hat.
- Place two mini chocolate chips to create the eyes.
- Place the orange sprinkle to make it look like the nose.
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!