These extra chocolaty cookies will cast a chocolate spell on you. Once you have eaten them, you will want nothing else. Serve with ice cream and coffee.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, flour and salt until well blended. Cut in the butter until lumps are no larger than peas. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until a stiff dough forms. It may take a minute to come together.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. If the dough is too sticky, chill for a little bit. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the surface appears dry. Allow cookies to cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely. When cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip cookies or drizzle with the chocolate and place on waxed paper to set.