Little Lumps of Christmas Coal Recipe
The following Little Lumps of Christmas Coal are a good substitute for the real thing; they could be classified as “chocolate bombs” and when served in a small coal bucket, look pretty authentic. These cookies are easy to make, and while very chocolaty, get their black color from gel paste food coloring. They make a fun addition to a Christmas buffet or cookie tray.
7 Dozen Lumps of Coal
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/2 to 1 teaspoon black gel food coloring
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray several mini muffin pans with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar with the instant coffee.
- Beat in the eggs and black food coloring.
- Place a fine strainer over the butter mixture and place the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in the strainer; shake the mixture through.
- Mix well and add the chocolate chips.
- Scoop heaping teaspoons of the dough into the prepared pans.
- Bake 10 minutes or until just barely set.
- Remove from the pans and let cool.
- Serve in a small galvanized bucket or store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 25
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 47% Protein 5% Carb. 47%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 37 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%
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