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Iced Cocoa Drops Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Vilcone
Added: Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 C. shortening
1 C. sugar
1 egg
3/4 C. sour milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-3/4 C.flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 C. chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Beat shortening with sugar until fluffy, add egg and beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla extract and nuts. Chill one hour. Heat oven to 400. Drop with teaspoon 2 " apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and frost.

Frosting:
1/3 C. plus 1 T. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
Sift powdered sugar and cocoa powder together. Beat butter with electric mixer until fluffy, add vanilla and sugar/cocoa mixture a little at a time, beating well. You may need to add a few teaspoons of warm water if icing is too thick in order to mix it. You can also add instant coffee to icing for a cappuccino flavor. Ice cooled cookies.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I got this recipe from a co-worker when I lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. These freeze well between layers of wax paper.

 

 

 

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