Chocolate truffle cookies


Yield: about 4 dozen

4 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tablespoon salt
Confectioner’s sugar

In a microwave melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup chocolate chips and margarine; cool for 10 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and chocolate mixture.Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt;
beat into chocolate mixture.Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Remove about 1 cup of dough. With lightly floured hands, roll into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on pan 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.Dust with confectioners sugar.

jackie austin