Monday, December 12, 2011

Kris Kringle Fudge Cookies

You've probably heard of these kind of cookies before - chewy, chocolately goodness with powdered sugar crackly topping. That these are named Kris Kringle fudge cookies only adds to their deliciousness, and beckons for you to make them around the Christmas season! So, naturally, when I saw them on Jennifer's blog, I had to make them for the December reveal of the Secret Recipe Club.

These are SUPER easy to make, and will disappear almost as fast you can make them. You don't even need a mixer. A good, sturdy wooden spoon and some strong biceps will do the trick.

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and cocoa

and stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup flour,

sugar, eggs and vanilla,

baking soda and salt, and beat until well blended. Stir in the remaining flour.

If you're using pecans, stir them in, then cover the bowl (I liked using my large measuring cup that has a cover!) and refrigerate for at least three hours.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and place about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a small bowl. Remove the cookie batter from the fridge. Scoop out the dough using a teaspoon

and roll into a ball between your hands. (You'll need to work fast cause the chocolate will "melt"!) Drop the cookie ball into the powdered sugar bowl

and roll around to coat all sides.

Place the dough balls on the paper-lined cookie sheets, about 3 inches apart.

(These cookies really spread, so do leave adequate space!)

Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thanks, Jennifer, for a great recipe to add to my Christmas collection!

One year ago: Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake
Two years ago: Chocolate Coconut Neopolitans

Find more great ideas at Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday (#2), A Little Birdie Told Me, Tasty Tuesday (#3), Crazy Sweet Tuesday.

Kris Kringle Fudge Cookies

1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup flour, divided
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Stir cocoa into butter in large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup flour and pecans until blended. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place balls 3-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes until tops have crackled appearance and are set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.


  1. Good Morning Sara,
    Your Fudge Cookies look good enough for Santa and me, we would love these cookies. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC, have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  2. YUM! Love how fudgy these look! I'm hungry after seeing them!

  3. Love the name - Kris Kringle - makes me smile. They look fantastic. Next week is our cookie baking week, and I'm pinning these too make. They look super yummy!

  4. Yes please. I would like a giant plate of these now. Thank you.

  5. These are one of my favourite types of cookies. Love them!

  6. What a great fudgey cookie! I can see them flying out of the kitchen!

  7. I love these and the make the nicest cookie on a Christmas plate because they look like they've been dusted in snow.

  8. These are great cookies to make this time of year!

  9. These look dangerously delicious! Glad to be a part of SRC with you! Check out my Shrimp & Artichoke Tapenade Crostini recipe from this month's reveal. Happy eating!

  10. Lovely cookies ... I just can't get the kringle on my cookies. Will try this out to see if I can break the kringle jinx!

  11. You say people have probably heard of these... I have not! They look sooo good and seem really easy. I actually have everything in my cabinet except for the cocoa.

  12. Blog hopping from Tuesdays At The Table. This looks so yummy and I'm definitely a chocolate fanatic! Thank you for sharing! I may try this out for our cookie exchange at work!

  13. Your cookies look so good! I would love to try this, but I am a wimp and will use the mixer. Goodness knows if hubby see's me mixing by hand, what other household things he will expect me to do.

  14. Mmmm...this is one of my favorite types of holiday cookie!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Just a reminder that if you leave a comment on the post before 5:00 Eastern Time today, you'll be eligible for the drawing for the $25 Hodgson Mill gift card.

    Warmest wishes,

  15. I love these cookies! So so so good! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  16. I love this recipe, and there reasonably healthy for a chocolate cookie! Love that!

  17. Sara,

    Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,


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