Chocolate cookies rolled in confectioner's sugar. We have called these 'Ahortas' after a 'being' in the original Star Trek series -- can you tell how long I have been making these?!
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Mix oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar.
Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla.
Stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture.
Chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Drop by teaspoonfuls into confectioners' sugar.
Roll in sugar; shape into balls and place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (do not overbake). NOTE: If you use self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt.