Birthday Cookies 3 – Chocolate with Powdered Sugar

20150311_200320These go out to our great-nephew (man I am getting old) Tommy. He turned 1 on Friday the 13th, not sure if he can enjoy the cookies but hopefully Mom and Dad will. This is one of my all time favorite cookies that my Mom makes. I hope I did them justice.20150311_190842Not too many ingredients for these cookies so it is easy to whip up a batch. Grab your stuff and get started.20150311_192030The first step is to mix up the chocolate base. Be sure to use a good cocoa powder when making these. In a mixer beat the sugar, butter and cocoa until smooth. Add four eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until incorporated after each egg.20150311_192203Now add flour mixture (flour and baking powder) in 3 additions, mixing well. Add vanilla, mix and then chill dough for at least 1/2 an hour in the fridge.20150311_194031Once dough is chilled it is time to roll it in the powdered sugar. Drop dough by teaspoon and roll to coat. 20150311_194401Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes. These take 12 minutes in my oven so watch them closely. You do not want to over bake these cookies as they will dry out.20150311_195736Let the cookie rest on the pan for a couple minutes after removing from oven. Transfer to a rack and cool completely. That’s it – grab a glass of milk and enjoy. Cheers!



1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
Combine and beat
Add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla

Chill dough. Drop by teaspoon into powdered sugar and roll.
Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake.


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