Sunday, December 11, 2011
Christmas Snow Flake Cookies
The cookies are coming fast and furious. Just can't stop baking and baking. Christmas Snow Flake Cookies fudgie truffle like cookies rolled in confectioners' sugar and baked to perfection!
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 1/4 flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and brown sugar on medium until light and fluffy about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla beat until well combined. Add melted chocolate. Add flour mixture alternating with milk, begin and end with flour. Mix on low speed until just combined. Shape dough into ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Pre heat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape a heaping teaspoon of dough into 1-inch ball. Roll in confectioners' sugar until completely coated. No chocolate showing through. Place on cookie sheets baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until flat.