Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Soft Chocolate Cookes aka Pregnancy Cookies

Okay, here is a recipe that everyone has loved. I may end up calling it the 'keeping-your-marriage-together' cookie, because as long as my husband never discovers the recipe for himself he'll always do his best to keep me in a happy, cookie-making mood. And, being pregnant, these sure satisfy that chocolaty desire I've had for a while. So, I hope you enjoy them as well as we do! (From Oh, I don't refrigerate them, since the butter I use is cold. Also, I make my ball, roll it around in the sugar, and then bake it.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
confectioners' sugar
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar.

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