Heat oven to 350°F. Place oven racks in center and bottom third of oven. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat butter in another large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well combined. Blend in chocolate. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 1/4-inch thickness between sheets of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet.
Remove top pieces of parchment. Bake on center and bottom racks for 20 minutes or until firm, changing position of baking sheets halfway through baking time. Remove from oven. While still warm, place house patterns on baked cookie dough, tracing and cutting with a small sharp knife.
If desired, cut out window openings and use a cookie cutter to cut out small trees from edges of baked dough. Cool house patterns on baking sheets. Look for Assembling and Decorating the Chocolate Sugar Plum House in the Tips & Techniques section of the Kitchen.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
1 holiday house plus decorations
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.