Chocolate Sambuca Cookies

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Chocolate Sambuca Cookies, originally uploaded by Tom Ipri.

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup almond, ground fine
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sambuca
1/2 cup confectioners sugar

In a metal bowl set over a sauce pan of barely simmering water melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally and cool.

In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and almonds. In another bowl whisk eggs and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until just combined. Whisk in chocolate mixture and Sambuca and stir in flour mixture. Chill dough covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Put remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and confectioners’ sugar on separate plates. Roll 1/2 tablespoons of dough into balls and coat with granulated sugar. Coat balls with confectioners’ sugar and arrange 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Bake cookies in the middle of oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until puffed, cracked, and just set.

Cool cookies on baking sheets 5 minutes and transfer to racks to cool completely.

Makes 64 cookies