With the Christmas festivites gone and over, I’m always left with some cravings for more holiday treats.
Mmm… soft and chewy, these cookies are the perfect fix for any post-holiday dessert or snack. 8D
You will need:
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice (or cinnamon with hint of nutmeg)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chocolate chunks (or chips,)
4 tbsp applesauce
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350oF. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In separate bowl, beat the egg, adding in the applesauce and vanilla extract. Add mixture to the dry ingredients, blending well. Roll the dough into 1tbsp balls with your hands, and place in fridge to chill for half an hour. Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from heat, allowing them to harden for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or store in airtight container.
Sugar + cookies = delicious-ness in a single bite!
To kick of the holidays, I decided to make some holiday sugar cookies and go absolutely wild with the decorating…
Even if not all of them turned out perfect, they still tasted amazing… and that’s what counts, right?
Happy Holidays everyone! <3
Sad, melancholy, and hopeful – this simple collage (source unknown) creates the perfect winter atmosphere to start off December.~
For the days where I just feel like collapsing into my bed and hibernating until summer time, or the days where everything I do is a screw up, all I ever need is an inspirational Jake quote:
Now I can’t seem to find the source for this one, but none the less, it’s honestly some sound piece of advice.
Sometimes, I get down on myself. I think to myself “I’ll never succeed… I suck.” But you know what? I might suck now. But that’s alright. If I persist, I know that I’ll improve, and who knows – maybe one day I’ll look back see how far I’ve come.