Monday, 26 December 2011
Baking My Way: Chocolate Pixies
So needless to say, I wouldn't really recommend this one, but I gave it a go, and that brings me that much closer to finish cooking through this book!
1/4 cup margarine or butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
2 cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
In large saucepan, melt margarine and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Add flour, sugar, walnuts, baking powder, salt and eggs; mix well. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 300°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; if necessary, flour hands before rolling into balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar, coating heavily. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 300°F. for 13 to 18 minutes or until edges are set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.