Ingredients & Directions

½ cup oil
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (not chips), melted and cooled
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
2½ cups flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar
With a double boiler, melt the chocolate and cool to room temperature.  Sift together the dry ingredients; flour, salt and baking powder. Mix together the oil, chocolate and sugar; mix well to combine ingredients.  Blend in eggs, in fourths, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla.  Stir in the dry ingredients.  Place covered in refrigerator and chill for several hours or overnight.  Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1 ½ -inch balls.  Roll in powdered sugar and place 2-inches apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Yields: 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe provided by Shelly Ruybalid