These cookies are messy to make, but well worth the effort!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter and chocolate together over low heat or in the microwave.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in melted chocolate mixture. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt . Stir dry ingredients into the egg mixture by hand until well blended. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees (150 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  • Shape rounded teaspoonfuls into balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to touch.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 36.1mg 12% DV; sodium 115.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
this is a family favorite but my recipe calls for only 3 eggs. when i make my pixies they are not messy at all to make. i suggest you try them this way they are always delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2013
Wasn't my favorite. Will look for another recipe. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
this is a family favorite but my recipe calls for only 3 eggs. when i make my pixies they are not messy at all to make. i suggest you try them this way they are always delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
mmmmmmmm! soft and chocolatey! i took these to golf and everyone loved them! didnt change a thing... although next time may add chocolate chips(one cannot have to much chocolate) and dried cherries! YUM! thanks for the recipe!:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
Chill the dough overnight and scoop with a sturdy 1tsp scoop and you can save yourself much of the mess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
DELICIOUS! My mother made these every Christmas when I was growing up so my son and I made these together. I was out of baking squares so I used 3 tbsp. baking cocoa powder and 1 tbsp. butter for each square needed (12 tbsp. powder and 4 tbsp. extra butter). It worked just fine! We also had some extra Brach's chocolate stars so we put them on top of some of the cookies but they really are perfect just the way they are! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2011
These were awesome! I tried several different recipes and all of them cake out cakey but this one was soft and chewy and fudgey with the slightest hint of crispness around the edges. I could use a bit more chocolate flavor and a tiny bit less sweetness and I think a bit of vanilla extract would help round the flavor out a bit but these were a big hit. Definitely allow more time than you normally would for rolling them into balls though....people weren't kidding about the messy part. I measured out 5 balls at a time and then put the bowl of dough (almost batter) in the freezer while I rolled the balls in the sugar and arranged them on the plate and then washed the excess off my hands and this method seemed to make them a bit easier to work with but it took much longer than most cookies you back from rolled balls. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2013
Wasn't my favorite. Will look for another recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2012
Delicious! Made them sort of small so there were lots! Sort of chewy like a small bite of brownie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
These are FANTASTIC!!! Wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2012
Kinda like a cake cookie..Tastes good but i dont care for the texture. idk why. But my bf likes them alot! Very fun and messy to make! Read More
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