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Chocolate Snappers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


5 dozen

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.
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  • 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.

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