Boot Tracks

These are a very fun and easy cookie to make using a waffle iron. These were the new cookies I made for Christmas this year and they are like boot tracks in the snow with the powdered sugar dusted on top of each. They are so rich and would make a great treat with some coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cp. salted butter
  • 2/3 cp. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 cp. whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T canola oil
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Directions:

  1. Preheat a nonstick (not Belgian) waffle iron. (The canola oil used in the recipe makes the cookies easy to remove from the waffle iron.)
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, and oil. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the preheated ungreased waffle iron. (To avoid burnt fingers, use two spoons, one to scoop and one to scrape dough onto the waffle iron.) Cook until the cookies are puffed and cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Waffle irons vary, so watch closely and don’t let the cookies get too dark. Transfer to a wire rack to cool until just warm. Dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar while still slightly warm (see Variations). Variations: Instead of confectioners’ sugar, drizzle cooled cookies with melted bittersweet and/or white chocolate. Or make a peppermint drizzle: Mix 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 4 teaspoons water and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract; add natural green food coloring, if desired.

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These cookies are very healthy, 63 calories per cookies. Adapted from: EatingWell.com

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