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Chocolate Marriage Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Marriage Cookies, by , is from The Morcone-IanzitoFamily Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Ellen Ianzito
Added: Sunday, June 17, 2007


1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 stick butter
3/4 sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp.cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1/4 c. walnuts, coarsely chopped.
1 c. raisins or currants
1/2 c. milk

1 1/2 c. confectionary sugar, sifted
3 T. heavy cream
1 tsp. softened butter
1 tsp. rum extract

Preheat oven to 350. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the butter and flour well in a large bowl until well blended. Beat in sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, nuts,and raisins. Stir in the milk gradually and mix well to form a soft dough.
Drop by the teaspoon onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 10 min, till firm to the touch. Cool on wire rack.
Mix the frosting ingredients together and beat until smooth. Dip the tops of each cookie into the frosting and if you wish dip into colored sprinkles. If making for a shower, I usually tint some of the frosting a very soft pink and mix with the white.
Can be made well in advance and stored in an airtight container or frozen.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Very similar to the Italian Chocolate cookies I was brought up with, but these are flatter and easier to decorate.




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