Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Baking. Day 6. Cookie #16. Chocolate Pixies.

The Rosiethon continues.
Today, Day 6, I'm starting out with Chocolate Pixies.
Chocolate Pixies Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup confectioners sugar Mix melted chocolate, oil, and eggs. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into chocolate mixture. Chill several hours or overnight. Drop teaspoons of dough into confectioners sugar. Roll in sugar, then shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Lovely melted chocolate.
Slowly add in oil, beating.
Beat in sugar, gradually ...
... being sure to make pretty designs in the chocolate.
One eggie-weggie.
Two eggie weggies.
Add in vanilla.
Lower speed and slowly add in flour, baking powder, and salt mixture. Chill for several hours, or overnight.
Since the chocolate mixture, above left, had to chill for several hours, by the time I started rolling these cookies, Cookies #17 and #18 were already cooling.
Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into powdered sugar.
Roll around to coat.
Then form into balls.
Bake on greased sheets. 350 degrees. 10-12 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Where do you get your recipes? Were they handed down in your family or did you find them in a magazine or book, tried it and liked it and added to the collection, or all of the above? And how many do you make?
P.S. And how can I get some? ;-)

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Alex, I just look out for recipes that sound good to me. Also, friends give me food and I get the recipes from them. I just got all my mama's recipe boxes, so I'll go through those and pick out what I like. I read recipes and pick.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

to answer you, I'd have to say
"all of the above."
The most I've made was 33. Last year. I won't do that this year. I had too many pecan cookies. Tasted the same.