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« on: December 22, 2009 07:50:18 PM »

I made lumps of coal cookies today (along with so so so many more cookies - I went through almost 2 dozen eggs and 6 lbs of butter, etc etc.....)

I took a ginger/nut snowball cookie, and added black colouring paste to the egg/sugar mixture before adding the flour mixture, then pressed in black decorative sugar before baking.  






Edited to add recipe:
Nope - they did not colour my teeth - though I only had one.  When I rolled the cookies, I was pretty impressed that they barely tinted my hands, and the colour washed out right away.  It was made with the Wilton colour gel which comes in black.  I just used a ginger nut snowball recipe because I thought the chopped ginger and nuts would add a bit of coal-like texture and sparkle when bit open - but any cookie that maintains a rounded shape would do.  I contemplated doing it with a pfeffernusse recipe too - since it has anise flavouring, but it did not have the nut/chopped ginger texture to it (though it could if I played with it).

Here is the recipe:
1 cup room temp butter
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup ground nuts (walnut, almond, or pecan)
1/3 cup finely chopped candied ginger
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and beat in to blend well.  At this point I added the black colouring - I estimate that it was probably about 1/8th of a tsp of the gel paste, perhaps a bit more.  Sift together 1 1/2 cup flour, the spices, nuts, and ground ginger.  Add to sugar mixture and mix to blend, adding in remaining flour.  Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Roll into balls (after rolling in black sugar) and place on lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake for 12 minutes.  If treating as traditional snowballs, rolling powdered sugar and cool on rack.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009 08:10:26 PM »

What a great idea!  Do they turn your teeth colors though?
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009 08:26:39 PM »

Cool! We made tons of cookies, but nothing that unusual! Do they taste good... Did you put some licorice flavor in them? Feel like posting the recipie???
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 08:29:15 PM »

AWESOME!
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009 08:43:24 PM »

Those are great!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009 08:57:05 PM »

Awesome!  I need to do something like this for a few of my friends.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009 04:04:09 AM »

Nope - they did not colour my teeth - though I only had one.  When I rolled the cookies, I was pretty impressed that they barely tinted my hands, and the colour washed out right away.  It was made with the Wilton colour gel which comes in black.  I just used a ginger nut snowball recipe because I thought the chopped ginger and nuts would add a bit of coal-like texture and sparkle when bit open - but any cookie that maintains a rounded shape would do.  I contemplated doing it with a pfeffernusse recipe too - since it has anise flavouring, but it did not have the nut/chopped ginger texture to it (though it could if I played with it).

Here is the recipe:
1 cup room temp butter
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup ground nuts (walnut, almond, or pecan)
1/3 cup finely chopped candied ginger
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and beat in to blend well.  At this point I added the black colouring - I estimate that it was probably about 1/8th of a tsp of the gel paste, perhaps a bit more.  Sift together 1 1/2 cup flour, the spices, nuts, and ground ginger.  Add to sugar mixture and mix to blend, adding in remaining flour.  Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Roll into balls (after rolling in black sugar) and place on lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake for 12 minutes.  If treating as traditional snowballs, rolling powdered sugar and cool on rack. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009 07:51:41 AM »

I need to make something for my SIL's ex hubby who's coming to Christmas.  Roll Eyes
also where does one find black coloring? think walmart would have it?
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009 04:28:47 PM »

These would also be good with crushed oreos on the outside - yum!
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009 04:40:06 PM »

I don't know if I could get over thier burnt look to get my self to bite into it!!! I'm sure they are delicious, just a matter of convincing the mind Smiley
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