March 22, 2010
Posted by Temma
Sometimes, you want a chocolaty cookie, but not one that's super-sweet. For those times, this is the perfect cookie.
These round little cookies, full of semi-sweet chocolate bits and unsweetened cocoa and dusted with powdered sugar, are perfect to have with a dainty cup of afternoon tea. Careful though! That powdered sugar seems to have a way of getting everywhere you least expect it to... That's probably why I never saw these in my gram's cookie jar. She never could abide crumbs of anything sitting on the counter for more than a few seconds.
Anyway, beware of the powdered sugar.
2 sticks unsalted butter
2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 TSP vanilla
2 cups flour
1/8 TSP salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter.
Mix in sugar, vanilla and egg.
In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and cocoa powder. Mix.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mix. I added it in a couple of batches, to prevent cocoa from flying everywhere.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Moisten hands with cool water.
Roll small (2") balls of dough and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. I went for 17 and it worked out well- much longer and the cookies turned out too dry and hard.
Remove to a cookie rack and let cool.
Dust with powdered sugar.
The recipe yields about 40 cookies, depending how big you roll the balls.
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