Utterly flourless, simply gluten-free, almost fat-free, and absolutely delicious. The egg whites give these cookies a lovely chewy texture, and cocoa powder packs a serious punch. From the King Arthur Flour web site, slightly modified.
The shortening gives this frosting a nice, crisp exterior and a rich, buttery interior. When I saw this recipe on Cooks.com, I used it to frost "Old Fashioned Spice Cake" (#41292) and found that this recipe can frost two 13x9 cakes. Enjoy!
My grandmother makes this every year as a Thanksgiving stuffing, while the meat pie version is rarer. Both dishes are out of this world--two of my favorite things to have! I've always wanted to make this and actually watched her make it once, but I couldn't remember the recipe. Then, one day, when I was flipping through New McCall's Cookbook (an excellent volume), I saw her recipe stuck in one of the pages. Enjoy!!