I love these chocolate cookies. I recently decided to add dried cranberries and pecans to them and it was a hit!
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz chocolate chips (instead I add dried cranberries and crushed pecans)
3/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting
In a large bowl, mix melted butter with cocoa powder and sugar. In a medium bowl, stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using and electric mixer, beat eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Slowly stir in dry ingredients until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Set oven at 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on the sheet before transferring them to a rack.