I'm always on the lookout for a good cookie. These are better than good - they're great! They are crispy outside, chewy inside, chocolatey and with just a hint of cinnamon. They also have that "gritty" texture that can be found in many of the cookies from Mexican bakeries. I found this recipe in "Divine Cuisine" compiled by the Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Paul's Church in DeKalb, Illinois, where my in-laws used to attend. They were submitted by Helen Bishop. Yum!!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate; add to shortening mixture.
- Stir in corn syrup.
- Sift in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Shape into balls the size of walnuts.
- Roll balls in granulated sugar.
- Place cookies about 2-inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes.