Rating: 3.86 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

These rich chocolate cookies are chewy and a bit spicy with the flavor of cinnamon. Take them to your next holiday cookie exchange!

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Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and egg. Stir in syrup and melted chocolate. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon; add to creamed mixture. Chill 1 hour.

  • Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on a well-floured pastry cloth. Cut into shapes.

  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 110mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2004
Pretty good flavor--not too chocolatey or cinnamony. However they were not chewy but a nice crisp cookie to ice for Christmas or Valentine's Day. Don't put too close together on the cookie sheet though because they do grow!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2003
I'm sorry but these were not so hot. They tasted ok without sprinkles & icing (A little like "Teddy Grahams") but once the icing was on they were too hard to counteract the icing. Everyone thought these looked odd being chocolate too.:( Read More
(11)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2003
I'm sorry but these were not so hot. They tasted ok without sprinkles & icing (A little like "Teddy Grahams") but once the icing was on they were too hard to counteract the icing. Everyone thought these looked odd being chocolate too.:( Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2004
Pretty good flavor--not too chocolatey or cinnamony. However they were not chewy but a nice crisp cookie to ice for Christmas or Valentine's Day. Don't put too close together on the cookie sheet though because they do grow!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2011
I think these cookies place a nice spin on chocolate sugar cookies. They're chewy and delicious. After recently coming across cinnamon M&M's I decided to make these cookies with them. They're yummy. The cinnamon/chocolate flavor is subtle - and I would keep it that way. The only other thing I did differently was to replace the shortening with butter. When I did that I chilled the cookie dough in the fridge for an hour before shaping and baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
A nice spin on sugar cookies. Especially approiate for christmas with the cinnamon flavour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
I doubled up on the chocolate and the sugar but these cookies still were not very chocolatey. The cinnamon pretty much takes over the flavor and I wouldn't exactly describe them as "chewy". However I still give these cookies a higher rating because they are quite tasty and they are still a nice change for cut out cookies. I also varied the recipe and drizzled white chocolate on top. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2004
Yummy Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2008
Was looking for a nice chocolaty sugar cookie this one is not it has a dull flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2011
These did not work out at all. Dough was extremely sticky so I put in the fridge which then hardened too much. They spread waaay too much in the oven. The taste was really lacking and I think the cinnamon overpowered. I had even doubled the chocolate as was suggested by other and it still was not chocolatey Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
Very good cookies. Instead of rolling dough out and cutting shapes I rolled dough into balls and sugared them. They needed a little more cooking time but they came out nice and chewy. Great recipe! Read More
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