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Soft Chocolate Cookies Recipe

My family expects the cookie jar to be filled with home-baked goodies year-round. They don't care for nuts but can't resist chocolate. So these cake-like cookies have become their favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork if desired. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks. Dust warm cookies with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 121 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.