CHOCOLATE FILLED SPICE COOKIES
INGREDIENTS3 sticks salted butter, softened1 1/4 C coconut sugar (or brown sugar)1 T pure vanilla extract2 eggs, room temperature4 1/2 C flour (we used white pastry flour because we had that on hand, but the original recipe calls for all purpose)1 tsp baking soda1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp ginger1/4 tsp nutmeg1/2 tsp salt12 ounces milk chocolate, melted
CINNAMON SUGAR COATING2 T salted butter3 T cinnamon sugar (mix 1 T cinnamon & 3 T sugar– you’ll have 1 T left over)
INSTRUCTIONS1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, & vanilla until light & fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, & mix. Add all of your dry ingredients until the dough forms into a ball.2. Flour your work surface– then flour it again. You want a lot of flour because this dough is super sticky (but rolls well because BUTTER).3. Divide your dough in half & flatten each half into a disc. Roll the first half to 1/4 inch thick.3. Cut your cookies with a cookie cutter of your choice. On the original recipe, she used a pumpkin that cut out the eyes & mouth. I used an owl & acorn because we had those on hand.4. Transfer your cookies to a parchment lined baking sheet & freeze in batches for 15-20 minutes.5. Take your scraps of dough & re-form into a ball & roll out to cut more shapes.6. Repeat with the second disc of dough.7. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, & bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely.8. Add 2 T butter to a pot & while stirring consistently for 2-3 minutes, allow it to brown. When it smells toasty (not burned), pull away from the heat. (Don’t stir with a plastic spoon….I melted mine in the butter! Oops.) Let butter cool in a small bowl for five minutes.9. Give each cookie a buddy (lay one on top of the other). Brush the top cookies with the melted butter & sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.10. Melt your chocolate in the microwave.11. Spread a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom cookie, & then place the top cookie with butter & cinnamon sugar on top. Press down lightly.12. Eat immediately or store at room temperature or in the refrigerator!
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Chocolate Filled Spice Cookies. Cinnamon, Ginger, & Nutmeg. Chocolate center. Can you think of something tastier to enjoy on a beautiful November day? You can cut the cookies into any shape you want making them perfect for any festive occasion over the next couple of months– & yes, I do consider Saturday afternoons at home in my pajamas to be special occasions. Thank you for the recipe @halfbakedharvest ! Recipe is on the blog!