Recipe: Chocolate Cookies

  • 2 squares chocolate
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup milk

Put chocolate with shortening in mixing bowl and place over hot water until melted; add other ingredients in order given. Chill, roll thin, and cut with fancy cutter. Bake in a moderate oven about ten minutes.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)