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'Tis the season for cookies

These winter chocolate treats top holiday cookie trays

Posted: December 8, 2009 9:53 p.m.
Updated: December 9, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Wintermint Wafers Makes 3 dozen cookies Chocolate Cookies: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups flour Chocolate Coating: 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon peppermint extrac...

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From bittersweet and semisweet to white and dark, chocolate is by far one of the most popular baking ingredients, and for good reason. These festive recipes from America’s Dairy Farmers use several different types of chocolate. Look for a good-quality chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa – it will deliver the best flavor and melt better.

Visit for more baking tips and holiday cookie and candy recipes made with real butter. While there, sign up for the daily holiday cookie e-newsletter, “Better Baking with Butter,” available to subscribers through Dec. 24.


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