Christmas Snowy-Lava Cookies

Christmas with lava? This might seem a bit unconventional for most, but I have spent a good many years of my childhood Christmases in Hawaii. These wonderful lava cookies are soft and moist, like a great brownie. They are super simple and fast to make, but their appearance is unique and festive and make a great party-host present (which is what I made them for in this particular case).

This is going to be your best friend for this recipe. Don't be afraid to use it liberally.

You will need:

  • 1 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • a helluva lot of icing sugar, for rolling:)

What you need to do:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a large bowl.

Step 2: Add the softened butter and mix until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.

Step 3: Add eggs and vanilla, and stir until the dough comes together (it may seem dry at first, but never fear! Keep on stirring, and eventually it will look better).

Step 4: Place a generous amount of icing sugar on a plate. Roll your mixture into balls, and roll them in the icing sugar until they are fully coated.


Step 5: Place your icing-covered dough balls onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are set but the middle is soft.

Depending on the size of the dough balls you roll, you can get 20-25 cookies.

Et voila!


About tearknee

My name is Tierney and I am a 20-something year old self-professed graphic designer, runner, artist, student, and geek. I love all things related to movies and TV, and have decided to issue a challenge to myself to conquer Academy Award Winning Movies, all the way from 1928. View all posts by tearknee

One response to “Christmas Snowy-Lava Cookies

  • Foo Dee

    I’ve had these cookies at all different times of the year and have never thought of them as specifically Christmas cookies. Yummy though.

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