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).
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.