Chocolate Spice Peek-a-Boo Cookies
Grab your cookie cutters and get creative! Chocolate Spice Peek-a-Boo Cookies are as fun to make — and eat! — as they are beautiful to look at. Peach preserves, warm spices and a bit of cocoa powder come together for a Christmas cookie that Santa Claus won't soon forget.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and ginger.
Beat granulated sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs with a hand mixer on low speed to combine. Increase speed to high; beat until mixture is fluffy and lighter in color.
Whisk together milk and vanilla.
Alternately add flour and milk mixtures to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, just until combined.
Divide dough into four pieces; wrap each in plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325°. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
Roll each dough piece on a generously floured surface to ⅛ inch thick.
Cut dough with a 3-inch cookie cutter, then cut out centers of half with a 1-inch cutter; transfer to prepared baking sheets and chill until firm, 10 minutes. Re-roll, cut, and chill scraps only once.
Melt preserves with Schnapps in a saucepan over medium heat; let cool.
Sprinkle hollowed cookies with powdered sugar.
Spread 1 tsp. preserves mixture on solid cookies; top with hollow cookies, sugared sides up, then fill centers with ¼ tsp. more preserves mixture.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 154mg 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.