January Christmas Cookies: My daughter Emily and I are trying a new cookie recipes each month this year. Then we can decide which cookies to include in our Cookie Gift Box for Christmas 2013. I personally liked the ease of making these cookies. Emily liked them just because they are chocolate!
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
- In a small saucepan combine chocolate and shortening. Heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cook for 15 minutes
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour, stirring until thoroughly combines. Cover dough. Chill about 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease cookie sheets: sheet aside. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat generously. Place balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are just set. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes 60 cookies.
TO STORE: Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Freeze for up to 3 months.