Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate + Sugar = Valentine's Day!Here is an easy,delicious cookie recipe for you and the sweeties in your life!For a double dose of chocolate,add a hershey kiss on top as soon as they come out of the oven!

2 sticks butter,softened
1-1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
2 c. flour
sugar for rolling,and dusting
   In the bowl of your mixer,blend together the butter and the sugar.Add the egg,and vanilla.Add the baking powder,baking soda and salt.Slowly add in the cocoa,then flour and mix only until well blended.
   Roll the batter into balls(about 1 tbsp.) then roll into sugar.Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet,and bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.Remove and let cool.

***These cookies can be decorated with m&m candies, chocolate ganache,or just eaten plain...just add the m&m's after you remove them from the oven and they are still warm.If adding ganache or frosting,wait until they are cooled,the decorate as desired!Enjoy!

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