Let the Christmas Baking Begin! Baci di Cioccolati!
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookies sheets with silpat or lightly grease pans.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate together with the butter in a saucepan over low heat until all is melted. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, beat the three eggs in another bowl. Add 1 cup sugar to the beaten eggs and beat to combine until the mixture thickens. Add 2 tsp vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.
In another medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and blend without over mixing.
Stir in the chocolate chunks, cranberries and apricots.
Drop by spoonful onto the prepared pans.
Bake for 12 minutes or until just beginning to darken on the edges. Remove to a cooling rack.