Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Chocolate Dream Crackle Cookie

Always a favorite cookie!  
Try substituting crushed candy canes for 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Also, try freezing the cookie balls before baking.  Thaw and then roll in powdered sugar before baking.

Makes 48.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 large eggs 
2 tsp. vanilla
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1. Beat butter and sugar with mixer until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; add the vanilla.  Add melted, cooled chocolate and beat until well blended.  
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and add to batter, beating to mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or longer to firm up dough.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Shape dough into 48 (1 1/4 inch) balls.  Roll balls in powered sugar to coat.  Place balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake 9 minutes.  

Do not over bake.  Cookies will be soft, but will firm up as they cool.  Cool 2 minutes on pans, then remove to rack to cool completely.

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