- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ~ 6 to 8 oz chocolate (optional)
- sprinkles, colored sugar for decorations (optional)
- In your food processor add the flour, baking powder, cocoa, salt, sugar and butter. Pulse a couple of times until it resembles crumbs.
- Put the mixture into a bowl, make a well in the middle and add the vanilla extract and the eggs lightly beaten. With a spoon or a spatula slowly incorporate the flour with the eggs kneading a few seconds until the dough it's easily shaped into a ball.
- Wrap it in plastic foil and chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Take it out and start making the cookies by dividing the dough into small balls and place them on baking sheets. Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozens, depending on how small/big you making them.
- Place the baking sheets back in the fridge and chill for another 30 minutes (or in the freezer for about 10 minutes)
- Meanwhile heat the oven to 425F.
- Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until lightly cracked and soft to the touch. Let them cool completely on cooling racks.
- To cover them in chocolate, melt the chocolate and one by one dip the top of the cooking in it. Place them again on the cooling racks and decorate with the sprinkles.
*recipe adapted from Taste of Home