Fudge Drops

Recipe by HisPixie
READY IN: 22mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together (double boiler or microwave). Stir until well melted.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs until thoroughly combined. Add the espresso powder (optional), vanilla, baking powder and salt, then stir into melted chocolate, mixing well.
  • Stir in the flour. Let the batter sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken; it should be the consistency of thick cake batter.
  • Drop the cookie dough in round blobs onto a parchment-lined or greased baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches in between dough balls (mine were never "balls" but more liquidy). You may place a nonpareil or kiss in the middle, if desired (I didn't).
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes,until the tops are shiny and cracked. You want them to bake all the way through but just barely; additional baking time will make them cakey and not fudgy.
  • Remove cookies from oven, wait 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool.
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