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Italian Frosted Chocolate Cookies

Italian Frosted Chocolate Cookies

  • Prep

    1 h
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    9 h 15 m
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I make these cookies each year at Christmas. They are a favorite of family and friends. This recipe makes approximately 120 cookies.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, white sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt in a large bowl. Stir orange zest into flour mixture. Mix vegetable shortening and margarine into dry ingredients, using your hands, until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Beat eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer until foamy; add egg mixture, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup milk to flour mixture and knead dough in the bowl until thoroughly combined and dough doesn't stick to your hands, about 8 minutes. Dough will be stiff. Knead cream cheese thoroughly into dough, followed by walnuts.
  4. Form dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.
  6. Beat 3 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon orange juice, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl until smooth; gradually beat in remaining confectioners' sugar until frosting is thick and drizzles slowly from a spoon.
  7. Dip tops of cookies into frosting and place frosted cookies on racks with waxed paper underneath to catch drips. Let cookies dry overnight.
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babygirl100798
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babygirl100798

4/9/2013

these were by far the best cookies ever. the frosting was very rich an indulgent!!!!!!!

JG Bird
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JG Bird

12/3/2013

I had several people exclaim that it was a tasty ginger cookie. I agree the simple frosting is the best complement to it. With the mix of spices and chocolate, I thought it was like indulging in a cup of Mexican chocolate.

DiMuccio
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DiMuccio

8/29/2013

This recipe is delicious. It is more of a ginger cookie than a chocolate cookie. I will tinker with the ingredient the next time I make them.

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