Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chocolate Crackled Cookies

This is one of the several cookies that went on the plates of goodies I shared with co-workers today.

Chocolate Cracked Cookies
Makes 3 dozen.

1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Beat brown sugar, shortening and vanilla in large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Add eggs; beat until fluffy.

Stir together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda.  Gradually add to shortening mixture, beating at medium speed until just blended.  Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°.  Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.  Roll in sugar, then in powdered sugar to coat completely.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes until set.  Cool completely.Dust with additional powdered sugar if desired.

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