No bake White Chocolate Snowflakes Cookies are the perfect sweet Christmas gift.
We’ve got your wish for delicious Christmas sweet and crunchy chocolate covered desserts. Even Santa won’t be able to resist them! Because everything's better covered in chocolate and because we all go a little nutty during the holiday season, don't we?
This is the season you bake all off the sweets. What if I tell you that these snowflakes do not require baking? They are easy and fast to make. Feature these snowflakes your next party or gathering together and your guests will pick them first.
This recipe is inspired by the snowflakes cookies recipe I received a few years back from Lucy, one of our family friends. The recipe will always stay in our family bringing sweet memories when our daughters danced together. They will always be named Snowflakes by Lucy.
How to melt the chocolate.
Heating chocolate directly can affect the texture. Therefore, my preferred method is the traditional method of melting the chocolate on a double boiler.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler – This method uses indirect heat to avoid burning your chocolate. To use a double boiler correctly, put about 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom of a saucepan, and put the pan on the stove on low heat. After you bring the water to a simmer then turn off the stove and place the chocolate bowl over the water. When you stack the metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan, ensure the bowl fits securely over the saucepan. Make sure that the bottom of the top bowl will not be touching the water when it is inserted into the bottom saucepan. After that melt the chocolate in the double boiler, stirring gently until smooth and shiny. When almost all of the chocolate is melted, lift the top bowl from the saucepan and set it on the counter.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave – Microwave can melt chocolate more quickly than a double boiler with minimal effort and mess. Use a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and melt it on a low power setting, to avoid scorching or burning it. Stir every 10-15 seconds and microwave again in increments of 10 seconds until completely melted. Microwaving times can vary depending on microwave wattage, quantity of chocolate, and the cocoa butter content of the chocolate.
Variations of White Chocolate Snowflakes Cookies
You can also add either crushed candy canes, crushed pretzels or roasted and salted macadamia nuts.
How to store White Chocolate Snowflakes Cookies
Make ahead and store the snowflakes for 2-3 weeks in a cool place or refrigerator in an airtight container so the chocolate doesn’t melt .
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