Friday, December 4, 2009

Cookie Recipe for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

I LOVE these cookies! The only time I make them is for Christmas. My sister-in-law is the one who got me hooked on them. Her mother and aunt always made them for Christmas for many, many years and the tradition was passed down to her and she has since given the recipe to me to share and to hopefully pass down to my daughters. They should be a bit crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. Enjoy!!

Super Duper Chocolate Cookies

4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

Melt the chocolate and shortening in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and mix in sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chocolate mixture and nuts. Chill dough in the refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.

Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll dough balls in confectioners' sugar to coat. Arrange 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. The cookies will look soft when removed from the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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chris said...

I absolutely LOVE these cookies!! But I didn't have the recipe until now. Thanks so much Lori. And thanks for commenting on my cookies.
Happy Holidays!!

Denise said...

We all love chocolate in my house - will put these on the list!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

These are going on my "to bake" list!! Yuuuummmmyyy!!

Theresa said...

these cookies remind me of a recipe my neighbor made when I was a kid.. they look so good. i think I may try them. thanks for sharing.