Chocolate Monster Cookies

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Chocolate Monster Cookies

Country Crock

Chocolate Monster Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Cup  Country Crock Spread
  • 2  Cups  sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • large eggs
  • 1/2  confectioners sugar

Directions

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat Country Crock® Spread , sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs. Beat in flour mixture until blended.

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease baking sheets; set aside.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in confectioners sugar. Arrange balls on prepared sheets, 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are cracked. Let stand 2 minutes on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.