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Wagon Wheel Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a cookie recipe that I got from my mother and have never been able to find anywhere else, they are a yummy dark chocolate cookie"
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1 h 35 m servings 142
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts if desired. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in confectioners' sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 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

Per Serving: 142 calories; 5.9 21.6 2.4 21 93 Full nutrition

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The hardest thing about making these cookies was keeping our youngest son entertained while the dough chilled LOL! They're really nice tasting - not too sweet or too bland. My daughter took th...

Wow, these are great. I followed the recipe exactly, except I left out the nuts (didn't have any) and used 1 tsp of almond extract instead of the 2 tsp of vanilla. I was out of vanilla also. The...

I made 2/3 of the recipe and was told it is one of the best things I have ever made. They are like little brownie bites and mine baked up beautifully with the white outside crackled with dark b...

Followed recipe exactly turned out really nice. A little bitter for my taste, but people at work seemed to really like them!

Wonderful! Cant say anything bad about this cookie!

This was an old recipe of my mothers that I had misplaced. I was thrilled to find it on the internet. Thank you, Thank you !!

These cookies are great. They were always my favorite when I was growing up. Over the years the recipe got lost and here I found it on the internet! I was so excited that I went home that nig...

We have made these cookies from this recipe annually at Christmas time at least since 2006. They never disappoint! We always love them and receive many compliments on them as well! I have even m...

I'm not much of a baker, really, but I have made these twice, after several requests. I was paranoid that they didn't bake long enough the first time, as they were gooey in the middle even thoug...