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Dark Chocolate Cookies with Champagne Buttercream

I meant to post this last week, but never was able.

Please accept my sincere apologies.  I wish I could send you each some of these cookies to make amends.

They are absolutely amazing.  Completely decadent.  Totally befitting an enchanting evening such a New Years Eve.

I used Sprinkle Bakes Chocolate Sugar Cookies.  She describes them as being ideal for decorating, and I couldn’t agree more!

The champagne buttercream is just a basic recipe I have been using, with the substitution of champagne for the heavy cream.

Champagne Buttercream

Ingredients

  • 1 2 lb bag powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons champagne
  • 1-3 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Put butter and shortening in mixer and combine until smooth. Add sugar in one cup at a time until fully incorporated. When almost done mixing, add in champagne. You can use more or less to taste. I wrote milk into my recipe because I found the frosting to be very stiff and hard to use, therefore needed a bit more moisture. You may not need any milk.
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Tips for success:

Use a good quality cocoa.  These cookies are rich and you can really taste the deep cocoa flavor.  The better the cocoa, the better the cookie.  Seriously, Heather knows her stuff.

Use a champagne you enjoy.   You only need three tablespoons for the recipe… wouldn’t it be a shame to let an opened bottle of champagne to go to waste?

If you want to make the cute little poinsettia design I did, simply grab a Wilton #366 tip and have at it.  I threw on some gold sprinkles for good measure.

Have fun!  Lick the bowl and eat some cookie dough.  Then run 27 miles so you can fit into your pretty New Years Eve outfit.

P.S.  I am totally going to post the Snow Globe tutorial soon!  Its on my list!

Comments

  1. says

    Oh, Amanda! They are gorgeous! Your buttercream poinsettia elevates them to a whole new level of beautiful! Thank you so much for trying my cookies, and I hope you have a great 2012!!

    xo

  2. says

    Perfect little pretty cookies. Enjoying your photography work too! Happy New Year to you and your family Amanda. May 2012 bring your family a full year of wonderful blessings.

  3. Sally says

    My friend and I made these yesterday – delish!! Needless to say, I’m having them for breakfast. Starting the New Year out right!

  4. says

    Now these are super fun Amanda. You & Sprinkle Bakes working baking magic is pretty awesome. Loving up the idea of that champagne buttercream. Happy New Year to you & your beautiful family. Hope it is filled with love, hope and tons of giggles! XOXO

  5. GosiaL says

    once I tried to use in cream whiskey…I just couldn’t taste it even after 3 tablespoons…do you have any idea for me ?

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