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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Pixies

30 Nov

chocolatepixiesThese are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookies. His mother used to make them. They are called Chocolate Pixies according to her old recipe card. Her children, however, refer to them as Army Helmets.

Apparently, as the story goes, one year she didn’t do something quite right and they resembled an army helmet in both shape and texture. And we all know … kids never let you forget!

Melt together:
1/4 cup butter
4 squares unsweetened chocolate

Mix in:
2 cups sugar
4 eggs

Add:
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I like walnuts, but any will do)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt

Chill at least 2 hours, overnight is better, it’s a pretty sticky dough. Scoop out with a teaspoon and roll in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet (I much prefer to use a parchment paper lined cookie sheet) and bake at 300 for about 20 minutes. A little messy to eat, but very rich and worth it.

~ Pegg Thomas

Trooper and Pegg cropped

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Pegg Thomas, Recipe

 

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5 responses to “Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Pixies

  1. Robin Patchen

    November 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Just what I needed–another cookie to make for Christmas. Totally saving this one. Thanks!

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  2. Heba vs Reason

    November 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Heba vs Reason.

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  3. Jericha Kingston

    December 1, 2015 at 8:07 am

    These look GOOD. Thanks, Pegg!

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  4. Pegg Thomas

    December 1, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I should have added a disclaimer regarding any responsibility for anyone’s expanded waistline following consumption. Oh, if only one could stop after the first!

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  5. Candice Sue Patterson

    December 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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