Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 Cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 Cup unsalted butter
3/4 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/4 Cup milk
1/4 tablespoon baking soda
Confectioners' sugar
Baking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine butter and brown sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add melted chocolate, egg, vanilla and milk, mixing well.
Add remaining ingredients (except the confectioners' sugar) and blend well.
Chill dough 1 hour or until firm enough to shape into 1-inch balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each.
Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in center of oven for 8 to 10 minutes or 8 minutes for fudgier cookies (tops will be soft).
Remove carefully from cookie sheet, roll immediately in confectioners' sugar to thoroughly coat cookie.
Cool on wire racks; roll again in confectioners' sugar.


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