Monday, December 9, 2013

Cocoa Drop Cookies-MMMmmm Monday

My husband is a great cook and baker.  When he has time to be in the kitchen baking we all benefit.  My mother-in-law is the best mother-in-law in the world...and is a great cook and baker as well.  Before my husband left home he copied all of his favorite family recipes and put them in a recipe file folder.  Good thinking on his part because now we have recipes that have been shared for many generations.  And those are the REALLY GOOD ones!  When he bakes he often chooses from the family files.

This Cocoa Drop Cookie is from the special Family Recipe File.

Cocoa Drop Cookies

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Mix in:
3/4 cup sour milk 
(look online to find out how to sour good milk!)
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together and stir in:
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa

Stir in 1 cup nuts, chopped (if desired)

Chill 1 hour before baking (very important).  Drop batter by heaping teaspoonful onto parchment lined baking sheets.  Bake at 400 degree oven for 13 min. 
Let completely cool before frosting.  Add crushed peppermint if desired.

Old Family Recipe 
(Best I've ever tasted!) 

1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
4 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla

 Mix together and frost.

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