Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cocoa Snowflakes

These cookies are very easy to make and can be as chewy or crunchy as you like. If you like a chewier cookie, just bake them a minute or two less.

Combine 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl.
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In a heavy saucepan, melt 10 Tbsp. butter over low heat, add 12 Tbsp. cocoa powder and blend well, until smooth.
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Stir in 2 cups of sugar until well combined.
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Add 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract and 4 extra large eggs, one at a time.
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Add flour mixture and mix well.
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Cover teh dough and refrigerate until well chilled (at least 2 hours). The dough will never get really stiff, but is won't roll into nice balls if it's warm.

Roll the dough into 3/4" balls, then roll in powdered sugar.
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Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookies sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.
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Enjoy!