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“A very easy cookie recipe from Canadian Living. They state that the recipe makes 60 cookies. I made it as written and got 30. Something weird is going on??? Anyway, the coarse granulated sugar for rolling can be found at any bulk food or baking specialty store.”
30 cookies

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  1. Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the brown sugar until light.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir into the egg mixture in 3 additions to form a stiff dough.
  6. Pour the granulated sugar into a shallow dish.
  7. Roll the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls and roll each in the granulated sugar, pressing to coat.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared pans.
  9. Using the 2-inch bottom of a glass, flatten the cookies to about 1/4" thickness, dipping the glass into the granulated sugar before pressing each time.
  10. Sprinkle with the coarse sugar.
  11. Bake in the top and bottom thirds of a 350 degree F oven, switching and rotating the pans halfway through, until the cookies begin to crack, about 9 minutes.
  12. Transfer to racks and let cool completely.

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