Dodo (Chocolate Holiday Cookies)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups flour
  • 1 34
    cups sugar, plus
  • 4
    teaspoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1
    teaspoon clove
  • 34
    teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1
    teaspoon allspice
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 6
    tablespoons cocoa
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 12
  • 1
    teaspoon extract (vanilla, almond, or anise)
  • 12
    cup nuts (I rolled my cookie balls in the nuts _about 1-1/2 cups) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the dry ingredients together.
  • Heat the milk until very warm but not boiling and melt the shortening in the milk.
  • Let it cool and add in the dry ingredients.
  • Add the nuts if desired.
  • Roll in 1-inch balls and bake in a preheated 375° oven for about 12 minutes.
  • Frost with the following recipe.
  • Frosting.
  • 1-cup confectioners’ sugar.
  • Milk.
  • 1-teaspoon anise or vanilla extract (I made two icings and use anise and vanilla flavorings).
  • Mix confectioners’ sugar with enough milk to make the icing spreadable.
  • Mix in anise or vanilla extract and frost the cookies.
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