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Chocolate Truffle Cookies
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a microwave or double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips and butter; cool for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes.
Beat in vanilla extract and the chocolate mixture.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate chips.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
Remove about 1 cup of dough. With lightly floured hands, roll into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set.
Cool on sheets for 3 to 4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Yields about 4 dozen.
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