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I have suffered from cookie stamp envy for years because they make cookies look so pretty, and polished, and professional. I have eyed Made With Love cookie stamps on Amazon. And then, the best thing happened: Nordic Ware sent cookie stamps to us bakers attending the Food Bloggers of Canada conference. No more cookie stamp envy for this baker, thank you very much!
Along with their Heirloom cookie stamps, Nordic Ware sent a set of prep bowls , a piñata cake pan, and the biggest baking sheet my kitchen has ever seen—they call it "The Big Sheet" for a reason!—(Amazon). I appreciate the prep bowls because no matter how many bowls I own, I never seem to have enough when I'm baking OR they are all in the dishwasher, waiting to be washed, which then forces me to handwash a couple only to dirty them again 5 seconds later. And the cookie sheet allowed me to easily bake half of a batch of these cookies on one pan (20 some cookies), and quite frankly, I could have filled them with even more cookies than that.
All the items Nordic Ware sent me were awesome but, of course, I'm obsessed with the cookie stamps. They are solid (cast aluminum) and with nice handles (wood). These are the stamps of my dreams. I want to stamp all my cookies from now on. The important thing to know is that not all cookie doughs should be used to make stamped cookies: you have to use a dough that yields cookies that don't spread or puff too much, if at all when they bake. You want a firm dough that doesn't budge, which is exactly what I was looking for when I developed this recipe. My only issue with the Heirloom cookie stamps was the pattern of the 3rd cookie stamp: the flower. I don't think it fits in with the 2 other cookie stamps in the kit, which pressed out geometric patterns that I adore. I felt kinda "meh!" about the flower stamp, so I didn't use it for this post. I guess I'm just not really a floral cookie-stamp kind of girl.
So I am obsessed with these cookie stamps (well 2 out of 3 in the set) and I am in love with the cookies I made with them. Aren't they cute? These stamped chocolate cookies have a deeply chocolaty flavour on their own (much like chocolate sablés in flavour and texture), but I decided there weren't nearly enough recipes with sprinkles on my blog, so I dipped these cookies in white chocolate and topped them with sprinkles because sprinkles are awesome and I really can't imagine anybody saying no to a little extra white chocolate and sprinkles on these chocolate cookies, right? Of course, if you are anti-sprinkle (who are you and why are you so grumpy?), then you can have these plain too, but just so you know, I will judge you severely.
If you love to bake with other types of sprinkles, these sugar cookies with sprinkles are made with rainbow jimmies.
White chocolate-dipped chocolate cookies
For the cookies
- 344 grams bleached all-purpose flour, 2 ¾ cups
- 60 grams Cacao Barry extra brute cocoa powder, ½ cup
- ½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal fine kosher salt
- 230 grams unsalted butter, 1 cup
- 200 grams granulated sugar, 1 cup, plus more for stamping
- 1 large egg(s)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 175 grams Cacao Barry white chocolate, melted
- ¼ jar sprinkles
To make the cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cocoa. Add in the salt and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar for several minutes, then add the egg and vanilla. Beat together, scraping down the bowl as needed, until the egg has disappeared.
- With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture, and beat the cookie dough until all the flour is thoroughly mixed in.
- Transfer to a clean surface, and knead a couple times before dividing the dough in 2 and wrapping with plastic wrap to chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Rub the surface of the cookie stamps in the dough to grease them up. Scoop out tablespoon (20 g) balls of cookie dough and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Dip the cookie stamp in granulated sugar to coat it, then stamp each of the cookies to press and emboss them.
- Bake the cookies for 16–18 minuntes until they look dry on the surface.
- Let cool 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Dip half of each cookie in the white chocolate, shaking off excess, then top with sprinkles and place on a rack or a parchment lined sheet to set.
In honour of the Food Bloggers of Canada conference, Nordic Ware sent me the bakeware featured in this post to try out. My opinion is my own and those cookie stamps rock! Thanks, Nordic Ware!
ahu @ ahueats says
Wow, these cookies are gorgeous - never thought about stamping them. 🙂 They look like little pizzelles. Adorable!
They do look like pizzelles! Thanks!
La Cuisine d'Helene says
Oh my, I could not resist your delicious cookies. They are so cute. I am pinning right now and will make them for sure this winter.
Thanks, Helene! I think these would make a great cookie at Christmas time 😉
OMG, love the cookies and adore the cookie stamps. I am adding these to my essential christmas buying list. Thank you!
Thanks! I'd say these are a definit "must-buy" because they are easy to use and they make the cookies look so professional without having to do too much extra work 😉
I want those stamps! If I wasn't already sad enough that I am missing the conference, missing out on those stamps is driving the old stake through my heart. The recipe sounds delicious too
Carole, I am so sorry you are missing the conference, but I'm sure there will be another one next year!
Oh these cookies are beautiful! I'm wishing now I asked for the bakers set - I too LOVE cookie stamps! I think I just might need to buy these!
Jo-Anna, I'm not sure what was in the "cooks" set from Nordic Ware, but I'm sure it was useful!
Our Fresh Kitchen says
I love chocolate cookies and these ones look delicious. I love the stamps you use for the cookies. Where did you get them? (If I may ask).
Nordic Ware sent them to the bakers going to the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference this October! But you can get them on Amazon
know what's weird? I thought I had already commented on this but I didn't! Those cookie stamps are so awesome. PLUS... SPRINKLESSSSSS... YAY!! (you could put some cookies in your bag for your trip... you know.. if you wanted to...:D)
Sharron Wall says
I have sometimes stamped cookies after they have come out of the oven. And sometimes it worked.