Tatus (Italian Chocolate Cookies)

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Anne Nunez

By
@FleurdeSel

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

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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

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

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About Tatus (Italian Chocolate Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies