Recipe for Chocolate Truffle Cookies


    Chocolate Truffle Cookies

    4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
    1/3 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup granulated sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons baking cocoa
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Confectioners' sugar

    In a microwave or double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips and butter; cool for 10 minutes.

    In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract and the 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 to 12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on sheets for 3 to 4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

    Yields about 4 dozen.