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Chocolate Snappers

 Chocolate Snappers
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.
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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


  • 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.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.