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Roll the dough in a generous dose of confectioners’ sugar before baking to achieve this pretty snowy effect.


Credit: Greg DuPree

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35 mins
2 hrs
Makes 36 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  • With an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated.

  • Form the dough into balls (each equal to 1 level tablespoon). Roll the balls in the confectioners’ sugar and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are firm and the tops crack, 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Note: Total Time includes cooling time.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; calories from fat 42%; protein 1g; carbohydrates 11g; sugars 7g; fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; sodium 46mg; cholesterol 18mg.