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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

4 ounces dark chocolate

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 vanilla beans, scraped

1½ cup powdered sugar for rolling and to sift over finished cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In top of a double-boiler over simmering water, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in sugar and mix until sugar is fully dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Stir eggs into chocolate one at a time. Add vanilla bean seeds. Add dry ingredients in thirds, mixing well after each addition. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Form 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar, then place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over cookies before serving.
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