Fudge Cookies (An Heirloom Recipe from My Family)
This recipe brings back so many memories. When I saw that Kathleen's mother used lard in the original recipe, I knew I had to try it (my grandmother used lard in all of her recipes too).
These lived up to my expectations! When this was enjoyed in the Test Kitchen the universal comment was "what gives this the crunchy texture?" I did have some cracks in them - to me that is success! I know that my grandad would have loved these.
- 2 c
- granulated sugar
- 3/4 c
- shortening like crisco, do not melt it (we used lard when i was a child.)
- 4 Tbsp
- hershey's cocoa
- 1 c
- flour (all purpose)
- 1 tsp
- we sometimes added 1/2 to 1 cup of pecans when we had them on hand although it wasn't in grandmother's original recipe
Pour all ingredients into a bowl and mix by hand (all at once). (In other words, do not cream sugar and shortening first.)