Source: Parents Magazine


Credit: Jen Causey

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15 mins
2 hrs
Makes 2 dozen


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F with racks in upper-third and lower-third positions. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Whisk brown sugar, granulated sugar, and melted butter in a large bowl. Add eggs and whisk until combined. Add milk and food coloring; whisk until combined. Gently fold in flour mixture using a spatula to form a sticky dough. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until dough is slightly firm and easy to scoop and roll, about 1 hour.

  • Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Scoop dough using a 1 1/2-Tbs. scoop or a spoon, and roll into balls using hands (you should have 24 balls total). Drop dough balls into confectioners' sugar in bowl, and gently toss with your hands to coat well.

  • Evenly space coated dough balls 2 in. apart on prepared sheets. Bake, rotating baking sheets between top and bottom racks halfway through bake time, until cookies spread and crack, 8 to 10 minutes, Let cookies cool on sheets 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool completely, about 30 minutes.