These Dark Chocolate Dipped Spiced Spritz Cookies are the perfect addition not only to your holiday cookie list, but perfect for a coffee date or tea time. They are lightly spiced, half dipped in dark chocolate, and a touch of added crunch from the cacao nibs.
When OXO asked me to be a part of their #OXOGoodCookies program, I of course said yes! Not only is OXO one of my favorite home and kitchen brands, but cookies for a cause? Heck yes, sign me up! Here’s more information:
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) inspired by their 2-year old son’s battle with cancer. It provides inspiration, ideas and support for people everywhere to help fight pediatric cancer.
Today, 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. There is a direct correlation between increasing research dollars and decreasing mortality rates. Progress has been made, but we are not there yet. This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support research for new and improved therapies. You can help. Bake a difference and join OXO in the movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
What makes a good cookie? To me, a good cookie has to be chocolate. Hands down, I’m a total chocolate lover so where it’s chocolate chip, double chocolate, or chocolate dipped like these spritz cookies, chocolate has to be present. Milk, dark, or even white chocolate – I love them all.
Today, I’m sharing these Dark Chocolate Dipped Spiced Spritz Cookies. The dough is an odd recipe that I found in Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook, called “Norwegian Butter Cookies”. Don’t let the use of hard boiled egg yolks scare you – after some online research, I discovered on that these cookies are famous and people have been baking them for decades! A quick dip in melted chocolate and a sprinkle of cacao nibs, and you’ve got a cookie that looks like it took ages to make but are actually super simple! Made with the OXO Cookie Press, these cookies are a fun project to make with kids as well.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Spiced Spritz Cookies
- 2 egg yolks hard-boiled
- 1 stick unsalted butter softened
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Press the egg yolks through a fine-mesh strainer and in your mixer, cream the egg yolks, butter, and sugar until fully incorporated.
- Add the flour, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice, but do not over mix.
- Using the OXO cookie press, press the cookies through onto baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool while you melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave.
- Once chocolate is melted and cookies are cool, dip half the cookies, place on newly lined baking tray and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Let set in the fridge for 10 minutes until chocolate hardens.
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Disclaimer: This is not a paid or sponsored post, however I received free product from OXO for participating in this campaign. But since I love their products and buy them all the time as gifts, I’d say opinions are 100% my own!