This cookie is a classic. This recipe is taken from Better Homes and Garden’s 100 Best Cookies magazine 2011.
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
3 lightly beaten eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1. In a saucepan cook and stir unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat until melted. Remove from heat; cool for 15 minutes.
2. In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Add chocolate mixture. Gradually add the flour, stirring until thoroughly combined. Cover; chill 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
3. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. ( I used parchment paper) Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are set. Transfer to wire racks; cool.
Makes about 60 cookies