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These chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar are a kid-favorite recipe during Christmas or any time of the year.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary test

1 hr
8 mins
2 mins
1 hr 10 mins
36 large cookies


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 1-qt. saucepan cook and stir chocolate, shortening, and butter over low heat until melted. Cool.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

  • Stir in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla. Then gradually stir in flour and cocoa powder.

  • Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup granulated sugar, then in powdered sugar to coat.

  • Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until edges are firm and cracks appear slightly moist. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks. (Cookies will deflate slightly upon cooling.) Makes about 36 cookies.

To Store:

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 19mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 18g; protein 2g; sodium 69mg.