Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Cookie Update

Just a quick note to say I followed a viewer's tip, and rolled the chocolate snowcap cookie dough in white granulated sugar first, before coating in the powdered sugar. I was told this would prevent the white tops from fading in brightness, and as you can see, that's exactly what happened (don't let the bad cell phone picture fool you). Thanks, anonymous YouTuber! Enjoy!


14 comments:

Skyjackie737 said...

Thanks! When we made these we got the dingy march snow. Hope you have a great holiday!

Grams Pam said...

Oh, that tip was from me. LOL ... says the "x" number of posters.

george jefferson said...

My family traditionally cooks a ham for Christmas. I'm surprised I couldn't find a video on baked ham on your site. I'd love to see your ideas of non-traditional methods of preparing a whole baked ham.

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Chef John said...

Check our "Christmas Hamlets"

CWR032 said...

My mother Gertrude really enjoyed the Hamlets.

campy said...

I've never created a recipe so simple and easy to follow. The cookies are so chewy and delicious. Thank you helping so many people, your the best.

campy said...

I've always had difficulty in baking anything. My first time out with this recipe hit a home run. Chewy,chocolatey full of flavor, thank you!

campy said...

I've never created a recipe so simple and easy to follow. The cookies are so chewy and delicious. Thank you helping so many people, your the best.

campy said...

I've never created a recipe so simple and easy to follow. The cookies are so chewy and delicious. Thank you helping so many people, your the best.

campy said...

The easiest recipe I've ever tried. The result was chewy,chocolatey and a crowd pleaser. Thank you Chef John!

Steve Miller said...

Ok Chef John. Please help me understand why the snow caps fall.

I've made these twice now and the first time all was good except the snowy color.

This time the cookies flattened like cow patties.

All fresh ingredients except the eggs which had a Dec 5 date. I chilled the dough 24 hrs and in between trays I would put the bowl back into the fridge to keep it cool.

Would over beating the sugar and butter cause this? I may have run the kitchen aid longer than I should have.

They taste fine though not as chewy/firm as I remember.

Your comments are welcomed please.

Chef John said...

Sorry, but I just can't tell you for sure! That could be it. I'd have to watch you make them to see what's up.

Steve Miller said...

Thanks for the response.

I gave these to my neighbors and called them chocolate, snow covered cow patties. Everyone loves them.

I will be making another batch Wednesday. Fresh eggs this time and I'll cream the egg and sugar for till the mixture is just pale in color.

I will also try the granulated sugar idea to see if the powdered sugar stays on better.

Guess you can't get pictures on from readers on this blog?

Steve