Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

This cookie is soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside and it has a rich chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

1 12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate morsels, divided (I used Nestles Mini Morsels)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp half and half (or milk)
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar

Melt one cup of the morsels in the microwave. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy Gradually add 1 cup sugar. Add egg, half and half, vanilla, and melted chocolate.

Add dry ingredients, mixing well. Stir in remaining chocolate morsels.

Shape into small balls and roll each ball in sugar. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400° for 8 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Start with melted chocolate and softened butter:

Cream butter with a mixer until fluffy:

Add sugar, egg, and half and half:

Than add melted chocolate.

Add dry ingredients and remaining morsels. Roll dough into balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Cool on wire racks:

A pretty, yet simple way to display cookies or other desserts is to use a stencil. Start with a dark colored plate and a detailed doily:

Sift a moderate amount of confectioners sugar onto the doily and remove carefully.


Whisper said...

thank you for sharing this great post

Kayla said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, and totally love it, but I was wondering (as a VERY inexperienced baker) if these chocolate sugar cookies can be molded and cut like traditional sugar cookies? Like would applying a cookie cutter to the dough be a good idea or would they crack and not hold their shape? Just curious, as I would love to make some Eiffel tower shaped ones for an upcoming party. Thanks!

Vickie said...

Hi Kayla,
I'm really glad you like the blog. I am not completely sure, but I don't think these cookies would hold their shape. It would probably be better to use a traditional sugar or rolled cookie recipe. You might could add cocoa if you wanted them to have a chocolate flavor. Thank you for visiting! I hope that helped!

Kayla said...

Ok, thats kind of what I was thinking as well. Traditional sugar cookies it is! Thanks for the help.