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Chocolate cookies with cottage cheese and nuts mixed in. These cookies are very chocolate-y and moist. Very good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar, until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the cottage cheese and pecans. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll the dough into walnut sized balls then roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 14.5mg; sodium 93mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I've been reading the reviews for this and I don't understand why most people don't like how they turn out. I've been making these for close to 20 years they are a family favorite and everybody else that tries them asks for the recipe. As for flattening them out they are supposed to be cake like in the way they rise. And when it comes to rolling them in powdered sugar you need to make sure there is a deep enough dish of it to coat them really good. It doesn't soak into the cookies then. I just made a double of these this last weekend and shared them with all my friends in my apartment building and they wanted more. I'm sorry some of you didn't like them. One other thing since I don't like nuts and my daughter-in-law- is allergic to them I never add them. The cottage cheese in them feels like a soft nut anyway once they are baked. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2002
Excellent use for leftover cottage cheese but definitely not worth actually buying cottage cheese to make them. NOT very chocolately at all. They need something - maybe cinnamon granulated coffee chocolate chips... something to give them more flavor. Everyone who has tasted them so far has tried to be polite about the flavor... These are by far one of the worst cookies I've made in a while could ruin my reputation as a good cookie baker - and I still have 2 more batches to make out of this dough that is supposed to make 72 cookies! Read More
(9)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2002
Excellent use for leftover cottage cheese but definitely not worth actually buying cottage cheese to make them. NOT very chocolately at all. They need something - maybe cinnamon granulated coffee chocolate chips... something to give them more flavor. Everyone who has tasted them so far has tried to be polite about the flavor... These are by far one of the worst cookies I've made in a while could ruin my reputation as a good cookie baker - and I still have 2 more batches to make out of this dough that is supposed to make 72 cookies! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I've been reading the reviews for this and I don't understand why most people don't like how they turn out. I've been making these for close to 20 years they are a family favorite and everybody else that tries them asks for the recipe. As for flattening them out they are supposed to be cake like in the way they rise. And when it comes to rolling them in powdered sugar you need to make sure there is a deep enough dish of it to coat them really good. It doesn't soak into the cookies then. I just made a double of these this last weekend and shared them with all my friends in my apartment building and they wanted more. I'm sorry some of you didn't like them. One other thing since I don't like nuts and my daughter-in-law- is allergic to them I never add them. The cottage cheese in them feels like a soft nut anyway once they are baked. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2007
Great receipe for leftover cottage cheese. Tastes like chocolate cake. I made a 1/2 recipe and added 1 cup mini chocolate chips (equal amount to pecans). This was a huge improvement on the recipe. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
Stay really moist. I shipped some 2 weeks later to daughter and son-in-law (he hates cottage cheese) and they loved them!! I substituted slivered almonds for pecans. Really good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
I give five stars to my modified version. I doubled the amount of cocoa powder and the chocolateness was perfect. I was out of vanilla and used a 1/4 tsp of almond extract instead. Also I added about 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper which gave them just a touch of spice...reminded me of a red hot. Because the recipe made so many cookies I cut the recipe to a quarter. I recommend flattening the dough balls on the pan as they did not spread at all once cooked. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. These were very very moist and tasted just like a brownie. I found the powdered sugar step to be pointless as the sugar gets absorbed into the dough and makes the cookies look grey. Next time I'll dust with powdered sugar after removing from oven. Good use for extra cottage cheese. Oh yeah I used low-fat and it tasted great! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2008
Made em once. They were okay. Everyone ate them and enjoyed them for the moment. It might have just been us because the ingredients make me think this is a really awesome cookie just looking for the right home to impress. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2005
Very good!! Almost browney like. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2011
This was a hard one to rate. At first it seemed pretty tasteless when warm and I would have given them a 3 stars but I am thankful I put them in the fridge for the night because they are much better cold. Texture was a little off for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2014
I have been making these for years. When I first tried these I wasn't told that they had cottage cheese in them because they knew I didn't like cottage cheese. But you don't even taste the cottage cheese it just taste like a chocolate soft cookie. I use the small curds. Top them off with cream cheese icing....mmmmm good Read More
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