Holiday Cookies!

Story by Payton Zarceno

It’s that time of the year again! The time of year where lights are strung around houses and tall green trees are
placed inside living rooms. But, it’s also that time of year to indulge on dessert. The holiday season is often filled with many different types of pastries or cakes but the holiday cookie is probably the most well known. In fact, as Matthew Tseng would say, “Holiday cookies are more festive, and taste a lot better!” It’s clear that holiday cookies are probably the most anticipated dessert around this time of year. Cookies mark a time of joy and happiness, a time to get together with family and hang out with old friends. Cookie recipes have been passed from generation to
generation. It has become a tradition in a lot of different families. “Cookies are more
often than not homemade during the holidays,” Ruben Barbero said, “It just adds to the holiday atmosphere of joy
and family.” Obviously, cookies are one of the best parts of the holidays. Here’s a recipe for some holiday classics.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners


Step One:

In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.

Step Two:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. Coat each ball in confectioners sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.

Step Three:

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.


Image of chocolate cookies with confectioners’ sugar placed on a white plate on top of a red table cover