Dodo (Chocolate Holiday Cookies)

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“I didn't know I was in need of a chocolate Italian cookie, unitl I read a request for one on the discussion board. I felt a kinship with the recipe and immediately made it.The cookie tasted just like Christmas to me. It is a beautiful addition to any cookie tray. KimD supplied this recipe found on the internet.These freeze well or stay for two weeks in a Tupperware in the refrigerator.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 34 cups sugar, plus
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 34 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon extract (vanilla, almond, or anise)
  • 12 cup nuts (I rolled my cookie balls in the nuts _about 1-1/2 cups) (optional)


  1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  2. Heat the milk until very warm but not boiling and melt the shortening in the milk.
  3. Let it cool and add in the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the nuts if desired.
  5. Roll in 1-inch balls and bake in a preheated 375° oven for about 12 minutes.
  6. Frost with the following recipe.
  7. Frosting.
  8. 1-cup confectioners’ sugar.
  9. Milk.
  10. 1-teaspoon anise or vanilla extract (I made two icings and use anise and vanilla flavorings).
  11. Mix confectioners’ sugar with enough milk to make the icing spreadable.
  12. Mix in anise or vanilla extract and frost the cookies.

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