Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Pixies

These are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookies. His mother used to make them. They are called Chocolate Pixies according to her old recipe card. Her children, however, refer to them as Army Helmets.chocolatepixies

Apparently, as the story goes, one year she didn’t do something quite right and they resembled an army helmet in both shape and texture. And we all know … kids never let you forget!

Melt together:
1/4 cup butter
4 squares unsweetened chocolate

Mix in:
2 cups sugar
4 eggs

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I like walnuts, but any will do)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt

Chill at least 2 hours, overnight is better, it’s a pretty sticky dough. Scoop out with a teaspoon and roll in powdered sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet (I much prefer to use a parchment paper lined cookie sheet) and bake at 300 for about 20 minutes. A little messy to eat, but very rich and worth it.