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Spiced Soft Chocolate Cookies

Rated as 2.4 out of 5 Stars

"Yummy soft chocolate cookies; with a hint of cloves and cinnamon they're absolutely wonderful. You can make sour milk by combining 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar and allow to set 10 minutes."
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servings 295
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler. Beat shortening with sugar. Add eggs, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and melted chocolate. Add flour alternately with milk, beating first with electric mixer, then with spoon.
  2. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or more.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), for 15-18 minutes or until cookies have lightly browned around edges. Cool and store in tightly covered jar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 295 calories; 14.8 39.4 3.6 22 221 Full nutrition

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I made these exactly as the recipe said and the batter was very thin. I added another cup of flour and refrigerated for about four hours. They turned out very nice and have a good flavor. I d...

The cookies were soft, but lacked any real flavor. I will not make these again or recommend them to anyone.

As I baked these they burnt so I reduced the oven to 350 and baked 10 min. They came out nice but cake like and puffy.

pretty yummy, though i threw in significant varriations- added alot of Rosemary (2Tbs) , a bit of nutmeg and a smidge of black pepper plus about 3/4 cup of flour... they where a hit here, and we...

As the previous poster noted, mine also turned very black and burnt around the edges on the first batch, even though I checked them after only 13 minutes. I turned the oven to 350 and did about...