In honor of the Taste of Chocolate, I’m going to post a chocolate recipe every day until the 13th.
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup plus 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Cup chopped walnuts
- 3 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
In med bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup of cocoa and salt; set aside. In large mixer bowl with mixer at medium speed, cream butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add dry ingredients and vanilla and beat just until well blended. Stir in nuts. Wrap and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls (the cookie scoops we sell work really well for quickly making uniform dough balls) and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
In small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar and remaining cocoa. When cool enough to handle, roll cookies in mixture. Makes about 4 dozen.