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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Makes about 40

Ingredients

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate

1 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

additional sugar

Method

Microwave chocolate and margarine in large microwavable bowl on high 2 minutes
or
until margarine is melted.
Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir 1
cup sugar into
melted chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in egg and vanilla until completely
blended.
Mix in flour, baking soda and salt.
Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oven
to 375 F.

Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in additional sugar. Alternately, roll
out to 1/4" thick and
cut with cookie cutters.
Place, 2" apart, on ungreased cookie sheets. (If
flatter, crisper
cookies
are desired, flatten balls with bottom of drinking glass.)
Bake 8-10 minutes
or until set.

Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire
racks.
Decorate with icing and sprinkles, if desired.


JAM-FILLED CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES: Prepare Chocolate Sugar Cookie dough as
directed.
Roll in finely chopped nuts in place of sugar. Make indentation in
each ball; fill
center with your favorite jam. Bake as directed.


CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL SUGAR COOKIES: Prepare Chocolate Sugar Cookie dough as
directed.
Roll in finely chopped nuts in place of sugar. Make indentation in
each ball; bake
as directed.
Microwave 1 package (14 ounces) caramel candies with 2 tablespoons
milk in
microwavable bowl on high 3 minutes or until melted, stirring after 2 minutes.

Fill centers
of cookies with caramel mixture. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate.
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