The holidays are fast approaching, and I’ve tried to get a head start on my holiday baking. If you’re anything like me, your baking time is limited to the time when your kids nap and after they go to bed, so this year, I’m trying to keep it simple.
I was going to make my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe and add Christmas Smarties to them, but instead, experimented with a double chocolate cookie recipe- and I am so happy that I did, let me tell you.
It was super easy and took no time at all.
If you know anything about me, you know that chocolate is one of my favourite things in the world next to red wine and coffee. The fact that there are many health benefits associated with dark chocolate is a bonus.
Chocolate is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols that may help to reduce blood pressure, prevent strokes, prevent cancer, and even enhance our vision. I’m talking about chocolate containing at least 70% cocoa though, not milk chocolate or white chocolate. This is good news for dark chocolate lovers like me.
If you want to go one step further, you could package 8-10 cookies in these cool Santa bags that you can get at Ikea and bring them to family and friends during the holidays:
Adapted by Julie Van Rosendaal’s “Inside Out Chocolate Chunk Cookies” from her One Smart Cookie cookbook