Chocolate Snappers Recipe

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Proud mom Sally Parker of Idalia, Colorado share her son's prize-winning cookies here. "Reed got his recipe from his grandmother, and it's earned him two blue ribbons at the county fair," she beams.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Add flour, cocoa, corn syrup, oil, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls; roll in sugar.
  2. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Snappers in Country Woman November/December 1995, p39

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2009

"I have a recipe pretty similar also and they are rolled in confection sugar and are called...Chocolate Pixies"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2009

"I also have a very close recipe for chocolate snappers."

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