Confession: I’m a chocoholic. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s true. I just thought you should know. Eating a rich, decadent chocolate treat never fails to make me happy. Brownies, cookies, cake…bring it on!
These cookies are one of my favorites: they’re classic, and the recipe is my grandmother’s (the recipe card is so loved, I had to squint to interpret it). Chocolate pixie cookies are just the right combination between a cookie and a brownie…the powdered sugar on top makes them even more irresistible, and a little bit messy. I love how the dough balls flatten and crack as they bake, exposing veins of chocolate underneath the powdered sugar; they are so simple but so pretty! If left to my own devices, I would probably consume the entire batch of them on my own, but it is probably better to share.
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 2. cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Farenheit.
- In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in the microwave. Stir to combine, then set aside to cool until lukewarm.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar and eggs and beat for one minute. Add chocolate/butter mixture, and then gradually incorporate the dry ingredients.
- Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- After dough is chilled, pour powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, shape cookie dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place the dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.
I must add: this particular recipe can also be altered depending on your taste preferences! My grandma likes to make them with 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts stirred into the dough. Around the holidays, adding 1-2 teaspoons of peppermint extract can add a wonderful flavor!
What is your favorite kind of cookie featuring chocolate?