Chocolate Christmas cheer

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Feel free to get creative with the cookie toppings!
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One of my favourite things about baking is that you can make any recipe personal. Everyone has their own way of doing things, their own family recipes and secret ingredients. This holiday season use this simple chocolate cookie recipe and make it your own. 

These babies can be made with most types of chocolate, including 90 percent dark vegan chocolate. Want to show people that you’re totally tricolour? Add red, blue and yellow smarties and sprinkles. If it’s edible, feel free to add it to the recipe.

Chocolate cookies are quick and tasty. Better yet, they’re customizable for almost any occasion. These ones I made are full of little holiday-themed treats. If you want to add some extra flavour, feel free to mix in matcha, cinnamon or vanilla into your chocolate once it’s melted. 

For more of a rustic look, spread all of the chocolate out as one big sheet and break it up into “bark” once it’s cooled. These are addictive and go over well with pretty much anyone who likes chocolate (a.k.a. everyone). 

Ingredients:

(makes approximately 10 cookies) 

  • Toppings (I used sprinkles, cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Feel free to add nuts, candy pieces or other dried fruit) 
  • 100 grams of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

Instructions:

1. Lay out foil on a baking sheet 

2. Put chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl for a minute and stir for 30 seconds 

a. Repeat the microwaving and stirring until chocolate is smooth to stir. Don’t over do it though; you don’t want chocolate milk.

3. Spoon chocolate dollops onto foil

a. Mine were roughly 3 cm wide

b. You can use your spoon to make them more circular

4. Decorate with desired toppings 

5. Cool at room temperature or put in the fridge for 20 minutes

6. Enjoy! 

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