Wintery Pinecone Cookies

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Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

Pretty little dutch chocolate pinecones decorated with sweet almonds! You can take this a step further and dust them with powdered sugar for snow, pipe on tiny lines at the top making pine needles, and pipe a little red bow on the top center edge to make them look more festive. Have fun and enjoy! :D (photo from bing images)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
About 4 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 6 Tbl.
    butter
  • 1/3 cup
    dutch processed cocoa
  • 1/2 cup
    sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    light brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp.
    vanilla
  • 2 tsp.
    kahlua, optional
  • 2 cups
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp.
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp.
    baking soda
  • ·
    light corn syrup
  • ·
    sliced almonds
  • ·
    green frosting, optional
  • ·
    red frosting, optional

How to Make Wintery Pinecone Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt butter in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add cocoa; blend well. Beat sugar, eggs, kahlua and vanilla in large bowl; blend in cocoa mixture. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to cocoa mixture, beating until smooth. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Roll small portion of dough between two pieces of wax paper to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into pine cone shapes using 2 or 2-1/2-inch oval cookie cutter. Place on prepared cookie sheet; lightly brush cookies with corn syrup. Arrange almonds in pine cone fashion; lightly drizzle or brush almonds with corn syrup. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.
  2. *See second photo for optional decorating ideas.
    I add a red bow but these look nice, too.

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About Wintery Pinecone Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Hashtags: #almonds, #pinecones




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