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
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.