Happy first day of winter! Yesterday was the shortest day of the year and solstice is a time of reflection for me. A time to welcome the darkness and look forward to the light. There’s something so powerful in the balance of dark and light and in meditating and reflecting on the changing seasons. These cookies are a baking representation of embracing the balance.
½ cup butter ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg ¼ cup molasses ¼ cup cornstarch ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cloves 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup whites chocolate melting chips Festive solstice sprinkles
Preheat oven to 325° F. Whip butter and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly incorporate eggs, molasses, and spices. Mix until smooth. Then turn speed to low and add cornstarch and flour. Once the dough is finished, form into a ball and chill for one hour. Roll out the dough to ⅛ inch thickness. Cut out cookie designs and bake at 325° F on a parchment-lined baking tray for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool. Then melt chocolate and white chocolate. Dip half of the cookies in white chocolate and half in semi-sweet chocolate. Add sprinkles when the chocolate is still melted. Place on a cooling rack and allow chocolate to set.