Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mix Recipe #18: Chocolate Cocoa Drop Cookies!

Mix Recipe #18
Chocolate Cocoa Drop Cookie Mix
Here's the Recipe:
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Chopped Walnuts
If you're not a fan of nuts,
you can relpace them with Chocolate Chunks!
Layer the ingredients in the order given into a
wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar.
Pack each layer as you go.
To Make the Cookies Add:
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Milk
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the shortening, milk, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.
Add the contents of the jar and
Stir until well mixed.
Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Jar Label:
Jar Toppers:
Recipe Pack:
Here's the PDF:
This is a great mix for Christmas.
The nuts can be replaced with red and green M&M's,
or red and white chocolate chips!


Connie said...

The cookies look so good! Do you think butter would work instead of shortening!
Thanks for posting this, I've already printed off the packet instructions.

The David and Tricia Smith Family said...

Butter has more liquid than shortening, so the measurements would be different. It would probably take 3/4 cup of butter instead of the 1/2 cup of shortening that the recipe calls for. I would say 95% of the mix recipes I use call for butter, but in this case I would recommend going with the shortening. You can use a butter-flavored shortening if it's the buttery flavor you're looking for, but I have a feeling that's not the reason.
If you're feeling a little brave . . . give it a try using the 3/4 cup of butter.
Let me know how it works!

The David and Tricia Smith Family said...

I couldn't stand not knowing whether the cookies would work with butter instead of shortening,so I whipped up a batch.
They turned out really good. I did end up using 3/4 of a cup of butter and I used 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and I topped the cookie off with 1/2 of a caramel. (I added it about 1 minute before the cookie timer went off.) They weren't quite as moist as the other batch, but out of the 12 taste testers, only one didn't like it very much . . . I found out later that he's not a fan of nuts!
Hope that helps!

Samantha R said...

I found your blog last week and love it! I was craving brownies last night so I made these and they were delicious! Instead of nuts, I put those new Almond Joy Pieces that are shaped like M&Ms.