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Frosted Cocoa Cookies

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"'Almond flavor in the chocolate frosting accents these soft cookies nicely,' says Diane Moran, a rancher from Rhame, North Dakota. 'My husband and two sons gobble them up quickly!'"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. beat in vanilla. combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 13-16 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter and extract. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

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Most helpful positive review

Four Plus Stars. Don't you dare skip the frosting on these. It DOES make the cookie, so don't skip it! (But, SIFT the powdered sugar and cocoa!!!) * I cut the sugar in the cookies to 1 3/4 cup...

Most helpful critical review

these cookies are best right out of the oven. After that they are dry and almost inedible without the frosting.

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Four Plus Stars. Don't you dare skip the frosting on these. It DOES make the cookie, so don't skip it! (But, SIFT the powdered sugar and cocoa!!!) * I cut the sugar in the cookies to 1 3/4 cup...

i made my own icing, and deviated a little bit with the cocoa amounts. they were so delicious, i brought them to a party today-- about 50 or 60 of them-- and they were gone in 2 hours. i got lot...

Simple cake like textured cookies...that is, until you add the frosting and then they are soooo good. Nice and soft. Made 1/2 a batch and got 2 dozen cookies. Be careful not to overdue the alm...

I think these cookies have enough flavor without the icing. I am not a chocolate cookie fan but I still enjoyed them. My boyfriend and I have started to call them Bribe Cookies because we always...

these cookies are best right out of the oven. After that they are dry and almost inedible without the frosting.

I made these and they were great, I made my white fluffy icing recipe and filled them like sandwich cookies. I must have made them smaller than intended because I got alot more than 21 cookies. ...

These are okay. They recipe says it makes 21 cookies. 21 large cookies. I changed the recipe to 30 cookies and using my cookie scoop made about 5 dozen. I ran out of cocoa so I didn't get a ...

excellent cookies! i didn't make the frosting, though. also, i only used 1-3/4 cups of sugar, but i prefer cookies that are less sweet. next time i will also add a bit of cayenne pepper.