Crackle Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
confectioners’ sugar

Ina large bowl, beat sugar, oil, chocolate and vanilla until blended. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into the sugar mixture Refrigerate, covered for 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With sugared hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in confectioners’ sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen. From Taste of Home.


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