Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

When you bite into these rich, chocolate cookies, you'll think it is a brownie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, water and vanilla.
  3. Beat in the eggs.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture; beat just until blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 7-9 minutes (don't overbake).
  8. Cool 2 minutes; remove to wire racks.
Most Helpful

What sets this recipe apart from the many good recipes that go by this description is its use of staple ingredients. I was at a vacation home, not my well-stocked kitchen, when called upon to bake a gift ASAP. No time for grocery shopping. I had only 2 eggs: bingo, a partial bag of c. chips, and only a dab of butter. Wait, there's a can of lard in the cupoard! That took care of the critical items; the rest I had. They turned out delicious and I was proud to give them...that is, those that escaped my weimaraner who had surreptitiously counter-surfed them! Thanks for posting.

Marietta Mary Lou April 30, 2016

Heavenly.....another great recipe from Kittencal!! Glad they're going out the door and not staying in my kitchen....if they make it to this evening. :) I made according to the recipe except for making half the chips white peppermint, adding a 1/2 tsp of coffee powder, and omitting the nuts since they were for a kid's party. I baked them on parchment paper, took them out of oven as soon as the tops looked "dry" (about 6-7 minutes). then cooled until cookies flattened/set before removing from pan. For servings, I doubled the recipe and used a small (tablespoon of batter) cookie scoop; it made 8.5 dozen, 2.5 inch round cookies.

JHSmith95 December 05, 2014

This is excellent for the "hamburger cupcakes". Before making these I had to make a sheet of brownies and use a cookie cutter to make the "meat" part of the cupcake and it looks more like a hamburger patty. Everyone of the people who ate them wanted the recipe for the brownie cookies.

Rita F. May 21, 2014