MaMa Sudore's Cocoa Biscuits

Mama Sudore's Cocoa Biscuits Recipe

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Janice (Jan) Barlow


This recipe is from my 92 yr old grandmothers stash of recipes. She was about 4 1/2 ft. tall and was our MaMa! She used coffee cups and dinner silverware for measurements--and as a typical Italian, this makes almost 14 dozen cookies-no one starved at Mama's house!


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I use a cookie scoop and got over 170 cookies!!! You can cut recipe in half
1 Hr
10 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    crisco spry
  • 3
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    (rounded) nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    (rounded) cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    (rounded) allspice
  • 1/2 tsp
    (rounded) black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 tsp
    (rounded) baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp
    (heaping) cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    (rounded) baking soda
  • 6 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    anise extract
  • 1 box
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla (i do 1/2 vanilla, 1/2 anise

How to Make MaMa Sudore's Cocoa Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.I apologize ahead of time for the amounts of ingredients--remember,this is my 92 yr old grandmothers recipe and they didn't measure anything!
  2. Melt in microwave the Crisco for 1 1/2 minutes on high until melted. Set aside to cool.
    Meanwhile, in large bowl beat the eggs
    To the cooled Crisco add the sugar gradually; then add this gradually to the eggs.Beat until blended
  3. Add and blend in: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and black paper (Note these are rounded teaspoons); add salt.
    Then add the baking powder and baking soda (again, .
    these are rounded) and the cocoa (which is heaping)
    In separate bowl combine the milk, the 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla and the 1 1/2 tbsp anise. Add the flour alternately with the liquids until batter is easy to handle-you might not need all the flour.
  4. Roll to size of walnut, or use a cookie scoop (neater!). Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool. Frost with frosting:
    Combine confectioners sugar with vanilla (note-I like anise so I do half vanilla, half anise and enough water to easily frost cookies. Store in tightly overed container

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About MaMa Sudore's Cocoa Biscuits

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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