Wagon Wheel Cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (not semi-sweet chips)
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Method

  1. With a double boiler, melt the chocolate and cool to room tempearture.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder, set aside
  3. In a mixer bowl combine the oil, chocolate, and sugar; mix well to fully incorporate the ingredients
  4. Blend in the eggs and and vanilla; mix well
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients and fully mix.
  6. Chill covered in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  8. Shape the dough into 1½ inch balls.
  9. Roll in powdered sugar and place 2 inces apart on greased or parchment lined baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Less is more on the timing; don’t overbake, or they dry out.
  11. Let cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Yields approximately 3 dozen cookies.  You might need a little more powdered sugar than 1 cup; don’t be stingy when rolling the dough in the sugar.

Source: Star-Tribune advertising insert for Enova™ oil

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