1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Mix oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar.
Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla.
Stir flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture.
Chill several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Drop by teaspoonfuls into confectioners' sugar.
Roll in sugar; shape into balls and place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (do not overbake). NOTE: If you use self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt.