Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Treat - Ritzy Chocolate Rounds


Whenever the holiday season comes we really enjoy baking and taste testing the various cookies and bars we've selected for our festive trays. There is nothing better than munching on a delectable treat which can evoke memories of wonderful family gatherings and cozy December evenings around the fireplace. One of our favorite cookies to bake are our Ritzy Chocolate Rounds which have a snowy powdered sugar dusting. They are delicious, chewy, and remind us of the wintry white hills of the Midwest. So, Baker Babes Bakery is happy to share this recipe with you and we hope it will add to your joyous holiday season. We've tried several varieties of this cookie and have found this one to be the best.

RUDOLPH'S RITZY CHOCOLATE ROUNDS

1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
5 tbs. butter
6 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan on low heat. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar.

Put the cocoa sugar mixture in a mixing bowl and add the vanilla. Stir until combined, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Add flour mixture and mix well.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray.

Remove one cookie sheet worth of dough at a time from the fridge and roll into 3/4" balls, then roll the balls in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake cookies for 8 minutes and when done let cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

9 comments:

Tasty Eats At Home said...

These look pretty, with the cracking! Yum!

Claudia said...

Oh Rudolph would never get one in my house. They'd be gone in seconds! Chocolatey-deliciousness!

Carol Egbert said...

My sister made a similar cookie but flavored them with raspberry flavored chocolate chips and they were always in the Christmas package she sent.

I miss her................

TheGourmetGirl said...

These would be a wonderful addition to Gourmet Girl Magazine's Virtual Cookie Crawl. Check out the details and consider submitting them.
I love the 'crackle' effect.

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

I also try many different versions of a recipe...it's just something that I love to do and then find the one I like best. It can be a little maddening when I can't get it just right. These look fabulous and I'm glad to know you took such care in sharing your favorite version.

TheChocolatePriestess said...

These look like what I tried to bake today from a cookbook I've been asked to review. Hhhhmmm... mine stayed as balls however and I note your recipe is rather different than the one in that book.

AppleC said...

Terrific. I love the way they look.

stovetopadventures said...

These look really tasty. I may make them tomorrow, with a maraschino cherry on top!

Sweet and Savory said...

These look delicious.