A med school friend & I made these for a holiday party today using exactly this recipe (modified by tinting the frosting green to be more festive).
- 3 ounces semisweet baking chocolate (we used Ghirardelli!)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon red liquid food coloring
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened!
Melt the chocolate & butter together in the microwave for a minute. Stir well! Add sugar, eggs, and food coloring. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine wet & dry ingredients. Drop batter in balls (about a tablespoon size) into powdered sugar. Roll and press with the heel of palm onto a baking sheet. Bake cookies at 375*F for 10 minutes. Then, cool for at least 30 minutes.
To make the filling: use a mixer to blend 1 cup of powdered sugar with the 4 ounces of softened cream cheese. When the cookies are cooled, use a rubber spatula to spread filling in between 2 shells (on the flat part).