My son Aiden entered a cookie contest, 3 years ago at a local shopping center. We found out about the contest only a couple days before and he was on and off whether he was going to enter or not. Well, with only 2 hours to spare he decided to compete. So that left us in a bind to make a cookie that we had all the ingredients for and that he invented on his own. So this is a variation of that cookie, we used ice-cream instead of frosting for the center. And I also had to adjust a few ingredients as he can’t remember everything he put in it. I am proud to say, he won and his cookie was definitely the most festive! Aiden’s theme for his cookie that day was candy cane peppermint. So here you are….my version of Aiden’s Rudolph Cookie.
- 1 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder ( I used Special Dark)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ sticks butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons peppermint extract
- ½ galloon vanilla bean ice-cream
- 8-10 candy canes, crushed for dough
- 4 candy canes, for the side of the cookie
In a medium sized bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together, and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, roughly 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined, then reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add in the flour mixture. Beat until just combined, then stir in 8-10 of the crushed candy canes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a cookie dough scooper, scoop dough and place on baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
Remove from pan and cool. Meanwhile remove ice-cream from the freezer and let it sit out for a few minutes until soft and easy to remove from the container. Remove the entire ice-cream from the container, so it keeps the brick like form. Slice the ice-cream with a cold-wet knife. Then using a cookie cutter cut out a circle in the center of the ice-cream. Place the ice-cream circle in between two cookies and roll in crushed up candy cane. Wrap in clear plastic wrap or Zip-lock bag and place in the in freezer.
My review: I had to give the left overs away, otherwise I would have eaten all of them. So I guess you can say I liked them.
Kids review: Well this made Aiden’s day he was so excited that I remembered his cookie, so he was totally my #1 fan. And everyone else loved these except my Jersey Kate, she didn’t like the candy canes on the outside of the cookies, and needless to say she ate only the ice-cream.