Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies
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  • Ingredients 3/4 cup shortening1 cup sugar4 large eggs, room temperature1/2 cup 2% milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup baking cocoa2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 cup chopped walnutsGLAZE:2-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar2 teaspoons light corn syrup3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milkSprinkles, optional View Recipe Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and cloves; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. For glaze, in a large bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Dip tops of cookies into glaze; if desired, decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set. Store between pieces of waxed paper in airtight containers. Nutrition Facts 1 cookie: 99 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Recommended Video



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