Chocolate Crackletops

When deciding what cookie selection you want to include on your holiday table and gift boxes, think as you would a meal.  Think not only about different varieties, but also colors, textures, and flavors.  I like to have fully iced and decorated cutout cookies, something with nuts (like snowball cookies), some spicy cookies (like gingerbread) and of course something chocolate!  This recipe is a “must-have” in many homes, mine included.  It makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Melt in microwave (low heat and gradual):
5 squares of Baking Chocolate
1/2 cup Butter

In mixing bowl, place:
2 cups Sugar

Add melted chocolate to the sugar and mix.

Beat in one at a time:
3 Eggs, large

Add and mix:
2-1/2 cups AP Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Walnuts (optional)

Refrigerate the dough overnight or at least 6 hours.  Roll COLD dough into balls.  Roll each ball in confectioner’s sugar and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.


About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on December 1, 2010, in Chocolate, Cookies, Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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