Cocoa Cookies (1921) ★★★★★With this quick and simple recipe, you can have warm cookies straight out of the oven in a jiffy.
4 tablespoons shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
Cream shortening and sugar together.
Add milk and beaten egg; mix well.
Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt together and add.
Roll out 1/4-inch thick on floured board; cut with cookie cutter.
Bake in hot oven about 12 minutes.
These cookies were soooo good! They were perfectly cooked, soft, fluffy, and delicious (even after they cooled). The chocolate flavour is mild, but still tasty. They're also fairly cheap, considering the recipe uses cocoa powder instead of chocolate, 1 egg, and only 1/4 cup of fat. And by the way, I used butter instead of shortening and they turned out fine. Rather than using cookie cutters, I rolled the dough into balls in my hands. The dough was too soft to roll, but I think a short time in the fridge would probably fix that. Anyway, it's just easier and cleaner to use my hands. I think the yield was something like 18 cookies, but I can't be sure because a bunch were gobbled up by Mr. Man while I was out of the kitchen. Little Y enjoyed hers too.
(Adapted from The New Dr. Price Cookbook)
The original recipe is easy to follow. Bake at 400F for about 10 minutes.