Tutu's Aka Italian Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Tutu's aka Italian Chocolate Cookies

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

I was given this recipe many years ago ... back in 1978 from a patient I took care of in Milwaukee. At Christmas her family had brought in huge trays of cookies. On that tray were these and they were my favorite. She gave me the recipe which was written in weight and was huge. I transcribbed the recipe to measurements and made it much smaller.
I have made these every Christmas since 1978 and they have become a traditional Christmas cookie for our family.


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Ingredients

6 c
flour
1 1/4 c
sugar
2 heaping Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 heaping Tbsp
cinnamon
2 heaping Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
plus 2 teaspoons, crisco
6
eggs, beaten
1/4 c
milk
1 c
semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1 c
chopped walnuts
3 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix with hands. Add Crisco.
2
Add eggs. Mix well.
3
Add milk. Mix well.
4
Add chocolate chips and walnuts.
5
Make balls about half the size of a walnut.
6
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.
7
Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
8
Cool.
9
Mix glaze. Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to a thin consistency. Dip cookies on glaze and allow to dry.
10
Store in an air tight container or tin.
11
*** NOTE: I have written the recipe exactly as given to me. Years ago I mixed these with my hands! Today I use my food processor to combine the dry ingredients with crisco. Using the pulse button I combine like I do for pie crust.
I then place these ingredients in my large kitchen aid mixer bowl. I then mix on low speed until combined.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Italian