This is one of my favorite all-time cookie recipes. Of course, I love chocolate and do not like nuts or fruit. These cookies are for the chocolate purist!! This recipe came from a very old Betty Crocker's children's cookbook. I probably started making this recipe and the recipe for Snickerdoodles from the same cookbook when I was very young.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup confectioner's sugar
Mix oil, chocolate and sugar in bowl with mixer. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Chill dough for several hours.
Heat over to 350. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into the confectioner's sugar. (I put the confectioners sugar into a pie plate. Shape the spoonfuls of dough into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Should make about 6 dozen cookies.