Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
These cookies melt in you mouth, they are so good, a wonderful cookie recipe and a favorite in our house especially around the holiday season! Bake less time for a softer cookie, also, plan ahead, these cookies need to chill one or more hours in the fridge.
Top Review by Cook In Southwest
These are tasty little morsels. I only gave them 4 stars because they could have used a little touch of something. I'm not sure what - maybe something like brandy or rum flavoring? I used pecans, but maybe walnuts would have been better with their stronger flavor. I baked them on the shorter timeframe, and they were brownie-like in the center, which was good. They were quite easy to make, but I did break a few as I rolled them in the sugar. I didn't get 60 cookies out of the recipe, but there were over 2 full cookie sheets worth. I wanted something that looked like it was covered with snow, and these filled the bill. The double-sugar-rolling made the sugar stick well to the outside (a tip I will remember for other sugar coated Christmas cookies.)
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup milk or 1⁄4 cup half-and-half cream
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
- icing sugar, for coating
Directions See How It's Made
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a ungreased cookie sheet.
- In a bowl, combine butter and sugar, beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the melted chocolate, egg, vanilla and milk; mix well.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
- Add to the creamed mixture, mix well.
- Mix in the nuts (if using).
- Chill the dough for 1-2 hours, or until firm enough to shape into 1-inch balls.
- Place balls about 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (8 minutes for softer/fudgier cookies), tops will be soft.
- Remove carefully from cookie sheet, roll immediately in icing sugar to thoroughly coat cookie.
- Cool on wire racks; then roll again in icing sugar.