Fresh Snow on Plowed Ground Cookies


Fresh Snow on Plowed Ground Cookies.

“Every year when I pull out my collection of Christmas cookie recipes, it’s like shuffling through the pages of my life.” That was the opening sentece of Amy Galloway’s story, “A Recipe Box full of Christmas memories,” that appeared in the 2016 Holiday Baking section. To read about these Fresh Snow on Plowed Ground and the other cookies in Amy’s recipe box, go HERE.

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

2 cups white granulated sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1 cup powdered sugar

Mix oil, chocolate and sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Chill several hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Drop rounded tablespoon-size balls of dough into powdered sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake.

Yield: 4 to 6 dozen