A basic sugar cookie, only in the chocolate family (what better family to be in!). These are simple to make and even better to eat!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 - 2 cups chocolate chips (depending on your chocolate preference), 1 cup (2 sticks)butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, additional sugar.
Instructions: Microwave chocolate chips and butter in large bowl 2 minutes or until butter and chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred. Stir sugar (1 cup) into chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in egg and vanilla until completely blended. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Prheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in small bowl of sugar (I used raw sugar; could also use chocolate sprinkles). Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Treasury of Holiday Cookies" published by Publications International, LTD, Lincolnwood, IL, in 1994.