This is my mother in-laws recipe and is a favorite of not only my husband, but my kids as well. It's always the birthday cookie that they take to their school and mysteriously disappear when all but one goes to bed. They leave a great trail for evidence. Hide them if you plan on giving them away!
1/2 cup Canola oil
4 sq. unsweetened chocolate (4oz), melted
2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup confectioners sugar
Mix oil, chocolate and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Measure flour and sift in separate bowl. Sift baking powder and salt into flour and stir into chocolate mixture. Chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into confectioners sugar. Roll in sugar; shape into balls. Place about 2' apart on greased baking sheet (or Silpat). Bake about 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake! Makes about 6 dozen cookies.