Tatus (Italian Chocolate Cookies)

1
Anne Bruscato Nunez

By
@FleurdeSel

This is a very old, passed-down recipe in our family. We always bake them at Christmas.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:

Ingredients

  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder, rounded
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 1/4 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    (16 ounces) hershey's chocolate syrup
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar
  • ·
    milk

How to Make Tatus (Italian Chocolate Cookies)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In mixer, beat eggs. Add shortening and sugar, mix until combined. Add chocolate syrup and beat until smooth. Incorporate dry ingredients and stir just until combined. (Do not over-mix).
  4. Refrigerate dough for about an hour to reduce stickiness and make it easier to roll.
  5. Roll into small balls (about 1 inch) and bake for 8 minutes. Do not over-bake.
  6. Once cooled, dip tops in glaze made of confectioners' sugar and milk (sorry, I never measure this) and allow to dry completely.

Printable Recipe Card

About Tatus (Italian Chocolate Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies




Show 11 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...