Chocolate Christmas Cookies

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A recipe from Christmas chocolate cookies and their icing to wait wisely before the holidays, do you like it? Nothing better than a little frosting session Christmas cookies as a family to get into the holiday spirit!

To change the traditional cinnamon flavor a bit, I wanted to offer you a chocolate version this time. Besides, I love the contrast created between the color of the biscuit, very dark, and the color of the white icing. Ideal for bringing a little magic into your home!

In addition to being delicious to enjoy before the holidays, these cookies will make perfect gourmet gifts to slip under the tree ...

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How to prepare these Christmas chocolate cookies and their icing?

We already start by tackling the making of cookies. NB: the quantities may seem enormous to you, but I made a big batch! We obtain approximately 35 cookies 6cm high with these quantities (you can divide the quantities by two if necessary).

For this we use bitter cocoa: this is what will give them such a deep color. The ingredients should be at room temperature, especially the softened butter and the eggs.

They are mixed and then refrigerated for at least 1 hour: this ensures that they do not deform during cooking.

Once the chocolate christmas cookies are cooked, and cooled, we can move on to the decoration step with the icing of the cookies! The most fun step I find. The 'royal' icing is prepared by mixing 2 ingredients: egg whites and icing sugar. I detail all this in the recipe below.

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Other recipes to try

If you like these kind of homemade Christmas treats, I suggest you take a look at these other recipes from the blog for the holidays:

If you make these chocolate Christmas cookies, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your cute cookies!

Christmas cookies with chocolate icing shapes - lilie bakery
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Chocolate Christmas Cookies (+ Frosting)

Delicious chocolate cookies to decorate at home to wait before Christmas ...
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time14 minutes
Cooling1 time 20 minutes
Total1 time 54 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Yield: 35 biscuits


Chocolate cookies

  • 750 g all-purpose flour
  • 140 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 450 g softened butter ambient temperature
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 200 g light brown sugar
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs
  • 2 cc liquid vanilla

Royal icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 250 g icing sugar


Chocolate cookies

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, bitter cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. Reserve.
  • Using a blender, mix with a flat mixer for a few minutes the sweet butter cut into cubes at room temperature, the powdered sugar and the brown sugar. Add the beaten whole eggs.
  • Gradually add the dry mixture to the previous mixture. Beat at low speed until the ingredients are completely mixed. Finish by adding the liquid vanilla. Mix one last time.
  • Divide the dough into two pieces of equal size and shape them into a ball. Wrap them individually and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Take the first dough, roll out the cookie dough between two sheets of baking paper: one below and one above to facilitate the work. The dough should be about 0,5cm thick. Put back in the fridge for 15 minutes. Do the same with the second dough.
  • Cut out the shapes using cookie cutters (I recommend Christmas cookie cutters at the bottom of the article). Carefully place the cut shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Put back in the fridge for 5 minutes (this allows your cookies to keep their shape well). Then bake for 14 minutes at 165 ° C traditional heat. Take the cookies out of the oven and let cool on a wire rack. They must be completely cooled to be decorated.

Royal icing

  • Mix the egg white with the icing sugar. Add a few drops of water if the mixture is too compact. Here you have to obtain a medium icing consistency that will be used to outline the outlines of the cookies.
  • Little tip: when you draw a line in the bowl of icing, wait 15 seconds for the line to disappear: if it disappears too quickly, it is too liquid (add icing sugar), if it disappears too slowly it is too compact (add a little water).
  • Fill two piping bags fitted with a No. 1 and No. 2 piping tip (fine piping tips at the bottom of the article).
  • Then trace the outlines on the cookies, decorations and small writings. Leave to dry for 30 minutes before tasting.


These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
December 18, 2012
11th January 2013



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    December 28, 2012

    Trooooop beautiful !!!
    And too good the pitis cakes ...

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    December 28, 2012

    they are really beautiful = D

    Kisses and happy holidays ☺

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    December 28, 2012

    Yum ! 100% chocolate, I love it!

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    Sandrine | Strawberry Basil

    December 28, 2012

    Super rendering…! They are very beautiful these small shortbread!
    And I see that you have been well spoiled, say so… Very nice your new clerk! Doesn't he have friends who would like to come over to my place?

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    December 28, 2012

    Oh very pretty these cookies. And the Kitchenaid is great, I love the color.

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    December 29, 2012

    Very beautiful and the cookies !!!
    and the robot also for that matter :)

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    LadyMilonguera @ A fun siphon ...

    December 30, 2012

    These cookies are very beautiful ...

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    pink dessert

    December 31, 2012

    I have it myself in plum and I love it!
    You will enjoy yourself with this jewel!

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    December 31, 2012

    They are cute! Nice robot, I dream of it!

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    5th January 2013

    Seeing the start of the recipe, I was amazed to see “in a food processor…” lol. You must be super happy, "THE" robot on top of that. For us, that means that we will have even more recipes to discover then ??? ;)

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    7th January 2013

    Superb your shortbread, well chocolatey too :) and wahouuuu your KA! This color is really beautiful, I love it :) kisses and happy new year 2013 to you

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    pizza directory

    28th January 2013

    Well you're lucky to have a device like that, in a color that you rarely see anymore;)

    These cookies look delicious, it takes a lot of technique!

  13. Reply

    Virginia lemonade

    28th October, 2013

    Thank you for this chocolate recipe, it will change the Christmas cookies that I usually make! I'll decorate them Halloween style! Yum !

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      Lilie bakery

      29th October, 2013

      Hello Virginie! Nice idea for Halloween you're right :-) @ soon

  14. Reply


    27th January 2014

    Thanks for this recipe which has a lot more!

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    December 16, 2014

    Hello ! I tested this delicious recipe! and in season! Well I am really delighted, I found them excellent, for sure I will keep this recipe for all my Christmases! Thank you so much !!

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    Christmas cookies

    30th November 2016

    Very appetizing these cookies. Unfortunately I don't have a mixer, do you think I can achieve the same with an electric mixer?

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      Lilie bakery

      December 9, 2016

      Hello, yes it is also possible, in a large container :)

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    September 16, 2020

    Hello, your site is awesome and makes me want to make all the cakes !!.
    When you say to mix the soft butter… ect, it is to mix with the whisk? And when you repeat to mix the dry products it is necessary to mix with the hook of the beater or a whisk ??
    Thank you in advance for your answer

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      Lilie bakery

      September 17, 2020

      Hello, I only use the whisk for whipped cream or egg whites, otherwise the flat beater is very good;)

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    25th November 2020

    These magnificent sands. If I find that it is a lot in quantity, can I divide the proportions in 2?

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      Lilie bakery

      26th November 2020

      Hello, yes absolutely you can divide the quantities by two. I had made a lot of them to give them for Christmas :)

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    December 13, 2023

    5 stars
    These shortbreads are great! I made these last year and they were so good.
    I wanted to know if I could make the dough in advance and freeze it?
    Thank you in advance for the answer and for all your recipes which are great

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      Lilie bakery

      December 14, 2023

      Hello Alexandra, you can freeze the dough by wrapping it in cling film + aluminum foil to completely protect it from humidity. To defrost, it is in the refrigerator or room temperature. See you soon :)


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