Delicious Christmas - Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • additional sugar

Cooking Instructions :

  • Microwave chocolate and margarine in large microwavable bowl on high 2 minutes or
  • until margarine is melted.
  • Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Stir 1 cup sugar into melted chocolate mixture until well blended.
  • Stir in egg and vanilla until completely blended. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375 F.
  • Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in additional sugar.
  • Alternately, roll out to 1/4" thick and cut with cookie cutters.
  • Place, 2" apart, on ungreased cookie sh eets. (If flatter, crisper cookies are desired, flatten balls
  • with bottom of drinking glass.)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  • Decorate with icing and sprinkles, if desired.

JAM-FILLED CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES:
  • Prepare Chocolate Sugar Cookie dough as directed.
  • Roll in finely chopped nuts in place of sugar.
  • Make indentation in each ball; fill center with your favorite jam. Bake as directed.

CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL SUGAR COOKIES:
  • Prep are Chocolate Sugar Cookie dough as directed.
  • Roll in finely chopped nuts in place of sugar.
  • Make indentation in each ball; bake as directed.
  • Microwave 1 package (14 ounces) caramel candies with 2 tablespoons milk in microwavable bowl
  • on high 3 minutes or until melted, stirring after 2 minutes.
  • Fill centers of cookies with caramel mixture. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate.
Note: Makes about 40

 

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