I love to share vintage family cookie recipes. These Old Fashioned Chocolate Cookies are circa 1960s. Baking cookies is a wonderful holiday tradition, and there are but few yummier treats you must have on your Christmas (or year-round) cookies plate of every year—this is one of them. They are crisp, delicious and not too sweet—just an old-fashioned cookie perfect for the holiday baking season. Need something to give; think chocolate cookies for homemade holiday gifts. Let the baking begin!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Bake Time: 8 to 12 minutes per sheet pan
Yield: 3 dozen
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour
1/2 cup Choclatique Natura Unsweetened Cocoa Powder or Choclatique Rouge Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar.
- Add the corn syrup, eggs, salt and vanilla extract and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the cardamom, cinnamon, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
- Gradually add to the creamed mixture and beat well.
- Scrape down the dough and divide into two portions. Wrap with food film and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
- Bake on greased cookie sheets for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on size of cutouts.
- Cool completely.
- Dust with confectioner’s sugar.