If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I made some of my great grandma’s cookies for a work cookie exchange. She loved to bake, so whenever I need a recipe idea, I always get out her book of recipes. I decided to make her chocolate cookies (with a little holiday twist) this time – and I really like how they turned out, so I wanted to share them with you guys!
1/2 cup shortening (you can also use margarine, which is what I did)
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour milk
2 squares chocolate, melted
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) – I decided not to add them in
1. Cream margarine and sugar
2. Add the egg and beat well.
3. Add flour, sifted with salt and baking soda, alternately with the sour milk.
4. Add the melted chocolate and the nuts (if you’re using them)
5. Chill the dough (her recipe doesn’t say how long, but I think anywhere from 15-20 mins is good)
6. Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
7. Frost immediately. To make the frosting: melt 1 square of chocolate and add 2 tbsp of butter into a bowl over hot water. Add confectioner’s sugar and milk (you don’t need much milk) until it becomes a spreading consistency. I decided to add a few drops of peppermint oil into the frosting to add a little holiday flavor.
8. Once you’re done frosting, you can add some Christmas-y sprinkles and enjoy!!
Share your pictures with me using #seeshelmake if you decide to make these coookies – or any holiday treat! I would love to see them!!