We spent the afternoon making some great little holiday cookies. The kids can (almost) cook these on their own.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
3/4 cup melted butter (don't use shortening or margarine)
12 Tablespoons cocoa
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Blend all the dry ingredients together until well combined. Make a well in the center and add eggs and vanilla. Slowly pour melted butter into mixture as you stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Batter will be thick. Drop batter by spoonful onto hot waffle iron and bake 2 minutes. Batter will burn quickly so watch cookies closely. Allow cookies to cool. Frost with cream cheese or white chocolate frosting.