No idea what it’s real name is but I call this cookie “That chocolate Italian spice cookie that my friend Linda makes for me every Christmas and birthday.” You can call it the TCISCTMFLMFMEC&B cookie for short if you’d like.
Start off with the basics, the recipe taped to the wall, the bowl of raw ingredients, a saw horse, a dremel tool and, of course, in iPhone chord to keep the Pandora tunes running.
- 8 Cups of Flour
- 1 Cup of Cocoa
- 8 Tsp of Baking Powder
- 2 Tsp of Allspice
- 2 Tsp of Cinnamon
- 3 Cups of Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Quart of Milk
- 3 Tsp Vanilla
- ¾ Pounds of Chopped Walnuts
- 1lb. of Crisco
In the process of gathering and mixing all of the dry goods, I lost my mixing fork. I did find it thankfully.
Add the milk, I used a hand mixer originally. As you’ll see in the photo below, the cookie dough gets pretty thick. To the point that it can wrap up around the beaters and actually wind up inside the motor of the mixer.
Caveats on Mixing the Dough
Even a high-end Pampered Chef-type spatula doesn’t last long under the pressure of the dense dough.
Utilize a standard wooden-spoon-put-less-arm-and-more-wrist mixing method to get a successful mix.
Roll Dough Into Balls
Roll the dough into, what the recipe says, “walnut sized balls.” HINT: follow the specific directions about putting oil on your hands to keep the dough from sticking. Otherwise, you’re gonna look like that guy at work that panics when he sneezes and can’t get that boogie off his hands that he hopes nobody notices (but everybody does).
Bake the cookies for eight to nine minutes until they flatten. Let stand to cool before icing.
Mix 1lb of powdered sugar, 1 stick of butter and enough milk to make the solution stuff. Apply icing to cookies for a light glaze.
For those worried about me losing my masculinity due to baking, no worries, I purchased a special set of clothes for the project…a flame-resistant mid-weight quilt-lined bib coverall and a pair of Caterpillar men’s diagnostic steel toe waterproof boots.
Here’s a selfie I took of myself while cleaning up.
Sorry, I’m not very good at taking selfies. I always seem to cut my head off for some reason. Thanks for checking me and my cookie recipe out!