Italian Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Italian Chocolate Christmas Cookies!

Not the Same as Mom’s…

But still really good! I’ve been searching for my Mother In Law’s recipe for Italian Chocolate Cookies, and came across another recipe for Italian Chocolate Cookies that sounded super yummy…so I had to try them! I got the thumbs up from both Tom and Joe, even though these cookies are not the ones Tom’s Mom used to make. The recipe called for 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I substituted 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips. I also added 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and skipped the chocolate frosting, even though it sounded awesome. Tom thought these were sweet enough without it. If you make them with the frosting, let me know what you think. 🙂



Italian Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Oven 375 F

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or 1/2 cup chopped walnuts)


  • 2 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot milk

To make cookies:

Sift flour twice, add baking powder, sugar, cocoa and cloves, sift again and combine thoroughly. In separate bowl, cream 1 cup butter. Slowly blend in flour mixture. Add 1/3 cup milk, vanilla and chocolate chips. Mix with hands to consistency of pie crust. Roll 1 teaspoon of dough between hands to form a ball. Place on greased cookie sheet, do not flatten. Bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie rack. When cookies are completely cooled, dip tops in frosting, if desired. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

To make frosting:

Melt chocolate squares in pan over low heat. Cream with 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 cups confectioners sugar. Gradually add hot milk, beating until smooth.

 Are you making Christmas cookies? What is your favorite kind?


  1. Bobbie

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