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Frosted Cocoa Cookies Recipe

Frosted Cocoa Cookies Recipe

"Almond flavor in the chocolate frosting accents these soft cookies nicely," says Diane Moran, a rancher from Rhame, North Dakota. "My husband and two sons gobble them up quickly!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13-16 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and extract. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cookies. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 357 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.