June 21, 2011

Confession: I’m a chocoholic. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s true. I just thought you should know. Eating a rich, decadent chocolate treat never fails to make me happy. Brownies, cookies, cake…bring it on!

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These cookies are one of my favorites: they’re classic, and the recipe is my grandmother’s (the recipe card is so loved, I had to squint to interpret it). Chocolate pixie cookies are just the right combination between a cookie and a brownie…the powdered sugar on top makes them even more irresistible, and a little bit messy. I love how the dough balls flatten and crack as they bake, exposing veins of chocolate underneath the powdered sugar; they are so simple but so pretty! If left to my own devices, I would probably consume the entire batch of them on my own, but it is probably better to share.

Chocolate Pixies

Ingredients

2 cups flour, sifted

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter

4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate

2. cups sugar

4 eggs

powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Farenheit.

2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in the microwave. Stir to combine, then set aside to cool until lukewarm.

4. In a large bowl, combine sugar and eggs and beat for one minute.  Add chocolate/butter mixture, and then gradually incorporate the dry ingredients.

5. Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

6. After dough is chilled, pour powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a tablespoon, shape cookie dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place the dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.

I must add: this particular recipe can also be altered depending on your taste preferences! My grandma likes to make them with 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts stirred into the dough. Around the holidays, adding 1-2 teaspoons of peppermint extract can add a wonderful flavor!

What is your favorite kind of cookie featuring chocolate?

15 Responses to “Chocolate Pixies”

  1. Beth says:

    These are my favorite cookies! My family calls them “wagon wheels”.

  2. Mrs. Puma says:

    Oh my gosh, those look so delicious! My grandma has this chocolate-caramel thumbprint cookie recipe that’s my favorite chocolate cookie. But I’m a big chocolate fan, so I like pretty much any chocolate cookie.

  3. Brandi says:

    I see these in my very near future…!

    My personal favorite has always been peanut butter kiss cookies. What’s not to love about 4 ingredients?!

  4. LOVE these cookies!! Now I want to bake some tonight! :)

  5. MK says:

    ummmm YUM. I really need to stop baking, as I’m sure it’s contributed to my large weight gain, but I can’t seem to stop! The chocolate M&M cookies I made the other day seem to have topped the list of my favs.

  6. Lane says:

    they look soo yummyy!!

  7. Bonnie Joy says:

    Yum! Cant wait to try these.

  8. Oh I’ll definitely be making these! I love family recipes!

  9. Hannah says:

    They used to serve this in my elementary lunchroom. Just looking at these pictures took me all the way back to fourth grade! They look easy enough I ought to be able to crank some out on my own.

  10. so simple… but oh so yummy! I’ve got a mid-day chocolate craving now!

  11. Miss Macarons says:

    This is now my go to “I want something chocolatey”recipe. So yummy, give my props to grandma!

  12. Kimberly says:

    Made these at Christmas and they were called Chocolate Glaciers. They were DELICIOUS!

  13. Shiloh says:

    Feel so honored you shared a family recipe!

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