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Herman Cookies

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Flour
  • 2 tb Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1/2 ts Each Baking Powder and
  • -Baking Soda
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 1 c Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c Shortening, at room
  • -temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 ts Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Herman starter
  • 1/2 c Chopped Nuts (optional)


Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows; optional)

In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set
aside. In large bowl, mix well sugar, shortening, eggs, vanilla and
starter. Stir in flour mixture and nuts until well blended.

Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake in
preheated 350 deg. oven 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies and
edges are lightly browned.

Remove to racks. Frost or garnish. (If desired, omit frosting and garnish
each cookie with walnut half before baking.)


In small bowl, mix well: 3/4 C. Confectioner's Sugar, about 2 Tbs. Milk,
(or more if needed for spreading consistency) and 1/2 square (1/2 oz.)
unsweetened chocolate, melted.

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