Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are utterly sensational. My house was filled with the essence of Ghirardelli’s chocolates this afternoon as a result of making these spectacular cookies. Each bite of this decadent cookie is filled with bits and shavings of Ghirardelli’s chocolate baking bars and rainbow sprinkles. Oh, my! These cookies are simply wonderful. We have included this great looking and great tasting cookie in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. It is one of the 20-30 cookies I will be baking over the next month. Yee haw! I love baking Christmas cookies.
I have Erin and Natalie, two sisters at Planning 4 Paris to thank for this marvelous cookie. It was a picture of their delicious looking cookie that I saw online a week or so ago that made me decide to include this marvelous cookie in my Christmas baking this year. They adapted a Chocolate Sprinkles Cookie recipe from Bake or Break.
I made a few changes to the recipe. We prefer mounded, plump cookies rather than ones that spread too much in the pan and are thin wafer-like shapes. So I added a little flour since the ratio of flour to sugar is almost equal in the original recipe rather than the flour being 2:1 or at least a one and a half times more than the sugar. The result was decidedly better in appearance and more to our liking. Wafer-thin type cookies don’t hold up well with all the packing and shipping we do with our Christmas cookies so this small addition works a lot better for us.
When I originally posted this recipe in November 2012 I was still using an iPhone 3 for a camera. The cookies were a little grainy and blurry and even though the presentation was okay, their were too many props so the cookies kind of faded into the background. That’s because I was still relatively new at this food blogging venture back then. I recently remade these cookies (December 2015) so I could restock our freezer with cookies again. John likes to give them away to friends and we had finally used up all of my supply. Those who ended up with these scrumptious cookies emailed me earlier this week to let me know how much they enjoyed them. These are really great cookies!
Look at all the chocolate and rainbow sprinkles in these mouthwatering cookies. Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkles Cookies are loaded!
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are great as Christmas gifts for coworkers, friends, and neighbors.
These cookies are so rich and decadent thanks to all the Ghirardelli chocolate and rainbow sprinkles.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter and place in large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chopped semi-sweet chocolate, rainbow sprinkles (jimmies) and stir everything well with a wooden spoon. Don’t use an electric mixer at this point or it will toughen cookies.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes or until done.
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are amazing.
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are great for tailgating parties, backyard barbecues or any social event–including Christmas Cookie Exchanges.
Here’s the recipe.
CHOCOLATE RAINBOW SPRINKLE COOKIES
- 3 cups Gold MedalUNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens cookies)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened
- 2 Large eggs
- 1½ tsp. McCormick real vanilla extract
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
- 6 oz. Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate baking bars, finely chopped (1 ½ bars)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Cream the sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking powder together with an electric mixer until fluffy.
- Stir in flour, chopped chocolate and rainbow sprinkles with wooden spoon.
- Roll dough into balls and place onto sprayed baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies are an excellent choice for holiday baking.
Your family will love these great tasting goodies.
Pack a tray of Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies for co-workers, your kid’s teachers, or to take to holiday parties. These cookies are chock-full of chocolate shavings and bits and rainbow sprinkles which everyone loves.
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