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Grandma's Chocolate Drops Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma's Chocolate Drops, by , is from Cooking From The Heart, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Muriel Murdock Krage, Karen Krage Connelly
Added: Tuesday, October 7, 2008


1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
4 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. Work shortening in a bowl until creamy. Add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition. Drop by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until firm to the touch. Remove cookies to a rack and sprinkle tops with granulated sugar while they are still hot. Or, if preferred, cool completely and frost with icing and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Make 4 dozen cookies.




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