These cookies are so delicious and pretty. They just scream Christmas time! Serve to guests, share with someone you love, someone you don’t know or just enjoy with your family! I love these with a cup of coffee or tea!

I am always reminded of my dear friend, Anne Ciraulo, when I make these cookies each year. Anne made them every Christmas! I remember the HUGE containers of cookies and treats Anne had for all of the piano students and their families. Anne would start decorating her home and baking the day after Thanksgiving. My boys took piano on Tuesdays and I remember anticipating her home decorated so lovingly the first day back after Thanksgiving. I would sit and watch her teach our boys piano and marvel at her organization and the love she put into everything she did! Isn’t food great? How wonderful that it can take us back in time and remind us of loved ones!

4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract vanilla
1 1/2 cup King Arthur unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar

Place butter and chocolate chips in a small pan and melt over low heat.

Beat together sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in your melted chocolate and butter. Add flour, salt and baking powder until combined. Refrigerating dough for at least an hour or two will help with easier handling.

Roll into 1-inch balls and roll through powdered sugar, making sure to coat completely. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!