Recipe: Chocolate Cookies

Beat to a cream half a cupful of butter and one tablespoonful of lard. Gradually beat into this one cupful of sugar; then add one-fourth of a teaspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, and two ounces of Walter Baker & Co.’s Premium No. 1 Chocolate, melted. Now add one well-beaten egg, and half a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in two tablespoonfuls of milk. Stir in about two cupfuls and a half of flour. Roll thin, and, cutting in round CAKEs, bake in a rather quick oven. The secret of making good COOKIES is the use of as little flour as will suffice.

Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made
Candy Recipes, by Miss Parloa (Year 1909)