Classic Chocolate and Felafel Recipe
My mother-in-law proudly gave me a Felafel recipe that she made for our family a few weeks ago. I've always loved Felafel cookies, so I was thrilled when I found out she had made one for us. I immediately set to work making a Felafel recipe version of my mom's. She absolutely loved it! If you're wondering what kind of Felafel cookie you can make, look up "Felafel" and" Cookies" in your search engine.
The original recipe was very basic - cookie dough is rolled out and then cut into little pieces. You can use white or yellow sugar (depending on your taste). Just mix together with a fork until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Then just pop into your oven and let it bake, being careful to not touch the cooling rack for awhile. When it's done, it's delicious and goes great on chocolate chip cookies, too! It also goes great filling the insides of muffins, or as a delicious topping on cereal for kids.
I know it's really easy to just grab a box of dough and go to town. But who says you can't be a little more creative? Try decorating the cookies with cute little Christmas ornaments, or even place them on a silver tray for a different kind of Christmas treat. There are so many things you can do with this classic recipe that you're sure to find something you love - both the original and the adaptation.
The original recipe called for half a cup of white chocolate chips, plus a half a teaspoon of cocoa powder. You can't go wrong with either of those! My mom actually put the chocolate and cocoa powder in separate bags and used those to add the flavor and sweetness to her cookies. Mine were flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon, but you can choose whatever flavor you prefer. To avoid the bitter aftertaste of the chips, I would suggest keeping about half an inch of each bag of chips aside.
You can also substitute orange rind for the white chocolate chips in Felafel recipe, which will lend a bit of color and a unique flavor to the cookies. I like to keep an entire bag of these cookies on hand, and it always amazes me at how good they taste - not too spicy, yet not bland. If you keep any of these in the fridge, you can also take a few of these cookies and create your own cookie version of a caramel hot desert. Just start out by purchasing your ingredients, and then start mixing.
If caramel is not your thing, you can always use vanilla extract instead. Be careful not to add too much sugar (or honey). Adjust the temperature to make the cookies soft and gooey, and serve warm if you can. These cookies are truly a Christmas must-have for anyone on your gift-giving list this year! And when chocolate and Felafel cross the lips, you know it's a recipe worth putting into action!