If you frequent food blogs at this time of year you have probably been flooded with ideas about holiday baking. Sugar cookies, vanilla snaps, chocolate crisps, layered cookies, cookies shaped like Christmas trees, Hanukkah dreidel cookies, Kwanzaa cookies, snowglobe cookies, reindeer cookies, snowmen cookies… cookies, cookies, cookies… cookies are everywhere!
In case you need another idea, or are hoping to bring homemade cookies to a holiday gathering this week and can’t figure out exactly when you’ll have the time to actually bake something, here’s one more recipe to add to the mix. This recipe is for a three ingredient cookie that is amazingly simple to make, yet is quite delicious.
Holiday chocolate cookie squares are for people who don’t like to bake, don’t have time to bake and don’t want to make anything with more than 3 – 4 ingredients. Here’s how easy it is to make this simple treat…
Holiday Chocolate Cookie Squares (makes 8)
by Pam Mehta and Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN
- 4 graham crackers (cut in half – make 8 squares)
- 4 – 2” squares sweet dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup almonds or 4 tsp. peppermint candy
1. Start by gathering your ingredients – a box of graham crackers, a dark sweet baking chocolate bar, some almonds and a peppermint candy cane,
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3. Place graham cracker squares on a parchment lined baking sheet.
4. Chop chocolate into small pieces, and top each graham cracker with a small amount chocolate (approx. ½ square).
5. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 1-2 minutes until chocolate is melted. Do not allow it to burn.
6. Remove from oven and swirl chocolate with a spoon.
7. Top with chopped nuts or ½ tsp. crushed peppermint candy on each square. Or, make a few of each type for variety.
8. Gently cool before serving. If necessary, place in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the process.
Nutrition Information per square:
Made with Almonds: 93 calories; 6 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium; 9 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram dietary fiber; 2 grams protein (values are approximate).
Made with Peppermint Candy: 90 calories; 3.5 grams fat; 1.5 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium; 14 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram dietary fiber; 1 gram protein (values are approximate).
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Pam Mehta and Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN