This is an easy cookie that I have made for many years and it is great with or without icing. Though I do prefer it with chocolate icing! This is the recipe I like to use but you could substitute your favorite frosting recipe.
In this posting, I would like to share a few more of our Victorian theme Christmas ornaments. I have to admit this is my favorite theme for our Christmas tree. I love all the ornaments and it is such a joy to decorate this tree. The Victorian age is a time period I enjoy studying and watching movies based upon how people lived back then.
1 cup White Sugar
½ cup Butter, softened
2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, melted
1-¾ cups Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
2 tablespoons Butter
2 cups Powdered Sugar
3 tablespoons Hot Water
Heat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2-cup butter, the buttermilk, vanilla, egg and 2 ounces melted chocolate with electric mixer. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
On cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonful’s about 2 inches apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In 2-quart saucepan or microwave, melt 2 ounces chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. (If frosting is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. If frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Spread over cookies, decorate with sprinkles if desired and enjoy!