Chocolate hanukkah stars

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup (1 stick) butter or
Margarine, softened
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ cup Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
Confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed of electric mixer. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture beating until well blended.

Cover; refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle. Preheat oven to 350 F. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ⅛ inch thickness; cut with star-shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Cool 1 minute; remove cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Per serving: Calories 60 Fat 2½ g Cholesterol 15 mg Sodium 70 mg Percent calories from fat 37%

~Food staff Dallas Morning News 12/4/96 Typos by Bobbie Beers

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