Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
These were cookies my aunt made all the time when I was little--worth the wait and very good! I have never made them with nuts, but I'm sure they are good with them also.
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 cup sour milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3⁄4 cups sifted flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
- Stir in sour milk and vanilla.
- Sift together flour, soda, salt and cocoa; stir.
- Add nuts.
- Chill 1 hour.
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
- • Note: You can use plain milk with 1 tbsp vinegar to sour it. Works as well as the sour milk.
These cookies are superb! My family loved how chocolatey and soft they were. I mixed 3/4 cup chopped walnuts into the batter, which tasted great. I dropped them by teaspoonfuls, which made 4 dozen cookies. I will definitely make these again, and plan to try mixing other things in for a different taste. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Looking at the ingrdients I thought these cookies sounded good, but they were GREAT! The dough is very, very soft even after refrigeration, so I lined my cookie sheets with parchment paper and dropped them by teaspoonfuls on to the paper. I baked the cookies for about 12 minutes as mine were a bit larger. I did get 2 dozen. They are light and cakelike, without being overly sweet. I also added the nuts and loved them. This recipe is one of Zaar's hidden gems. Thanks for sharing a definite keeper! *Made for Fall PAC 2008*
My mother used to make these at Christmas time. They were my favorite. Mom passed on years ago, and I have been searching for this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. They taste the same as they did when I was a child.