Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies
1/2 c shortening (I used butter, Mom usually uses margarine)
1 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate*
1 c sour cream (or evaporated milk)
1 t vanilla
2-3/4 c flour
1/2 t soda
1/2 t salt (the original recipe calls for 1 t, but I cut it in half)
Chill dough. Drop by teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 10 min at 375F
* I used semi-sweet chocolate squares because I wasn't paying attention! The cookies turned out fine, but were lighter in color than they would have been with unsweetened chocolate!
Please note that powdered sugar icing is an art, not a science. Mix together about
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
3 T cocoa (I used Penzey's Dutch cocoa... yum!)
Add milk very cautiously until you get a really 'stiff' icing. Ice the cookies when they're completely cool.
Would I make this recipe again? Let's put it this way... now that my mother knows I can make these cookies, I bet I'm the family's new designated chocolate cookie baker!