Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies for Cookie Club/Murder Mystery Cooking

Good Evening all,  It has been a very busy day.  But as I promised I would have the x-mas cookies posted today.  The recipe qualifies has a murder mystery cookie recipe because it comes from Joanne Flukes book the candy cane murder.  I read the book along time ago and don't remember the plot line but you know her stories are fabulous just like her recipes.  So lets get right to it and have some yummy chocolate with candy canes in it.

Cookie Dough

4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/4 cups chilled butter
2 cups white granulated sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups flour

Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup crushed mini candy canes

Melt the butter and chocolate together on the stove on low heat better control so you don't burn the chocolate. You can melt in microwave, but I prefer stove top. Once done melting set aside to cool.

In your mixing bowl add the sugar and the eggs until the color is pale yellow.
mixing in the baking soda and salt once done proceed to adding the corn syrup, water and vanilla.  Mix it up thoroughly.

Check to see if the chocolate pot is cool to touch.  If its cool  then pour into the batter and then put in 2 cups of flour.  Mix it all in and then add the last 2 cups flour.  After mixing it in put plastic wrap on it and set aside to breathe.

Make sure you spray your cookie sheets with cooking spray melted candy cane is very sticky. Proceed to crush your candy canes.  Unwrap them and put them in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.  Mix the sugar and candy canes together.

Now your ready to roll the dough.  A little trick I found spray cooking spray on your hands and rub together the dough does not stick.  Roll the dough into balls and put in topping covering with mixture. Place on cookie sheet don't make them too big Conor got a little overzealous on the size.

Bake cookies at 350 for 8-10 minutes I ended up cooking mine a few minutes more.  Don't let them sit to long in the pan for cooling they will stick because of the candy canes.  Bon Appetite and Enjoy.











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