You will love Grandma's homemade chocolate cookie recipes. Nothing tastes better than a plateful of fresh-baked chocolate cookies. Just imagine the rich, chocolatey aroma wafting throughout your kitchen.
You'll make delicious, old fashioned chocolate cookies that everyone will rave about. Be prepared to bake a big batch, though, as they won't last long. Nobody can resist eating them! If you close your eyes right now, you can almost imagine the taste of that rich chocolate flavoring. Indulge yourself. Bake some today.
Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)
Mom loved these homemade chocolate cookie recipes. The drop cookies are easy to make, and they tend to turn out delicious. And who doesn't like chocolate?
2 cups sifted cake flour, 1/2 teaspoon soda, dash of salt, 1/2 cup butter, or other shortening, 2/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed, 1 egg well beaten, 3 squares Baker's unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup walnut meats, broken.
Sift flour once, measure, add soda and salt, and sift together twice. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add chocolate and blend. Add flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts.
Drop from teaspoon on greased baking sheet and bake in moderate oven (350ºF) about 7 minutes. Frost with chocolate butter frosting, if desired. Makes 50 cookies.
1 cup molasses, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon soda, 2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup natural bran, 1/2 cup powered chocolate, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Cream sugar and shortening. Add molasses, hot water and soda, salt, bran, oatmeal, and chocolate. Beat in eggs. Sift flour and baking powder. Dredge raisins with a little flour and stir the mixture thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased tin. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Combine 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk with 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt; add 1 cup finely shredded coconut and 1/4 cup chopped Brazil or almond nutmeats. Mix, and drop from teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake in slow oven, 325ºF, 10 minutes; remove from sheet at once. Makes 3 dozen.
Second Edition of the Neighborhood Cook Book (1914)
The SPECIAL ingredient is whisky!
One cup brown sugar, one cup white sugar, three sticks chocolate, one tablespoon whiskey, four eggs, three cups flour, two teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon each of all kinds of spices. Beat the yolks of the eggs with the sugar. Add chocolate, whiskey, spices, and then the flour, and last the beaten whites over which the baking powder has been sifted. When stiff enough to roll, brush tops of cookies with beaten egg.
Two eggs, not separated (beat light), one cup dark-brown sugar, one-half glass brandy, one-half teaspoon cinnamon, a little allspice, about four tablespoons chocolate, one teaspoon baking powder, one-half cup flour, salt; raisins, nuts, and citron, about a cup. Bake about twenty minutes.
Three whites of eggs, beaten stiff; add slowly three-fourths cup sugar, and one cup grated chocolate; one cup walnuts, chopped. Drop from a spoon on buttered pan, and bake slowly about twenty minutes.
The Perry Home Cook Book (1920)
2 cups sugar; 2 eggs; 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water; 1 cup grated chocolate; 1/2 cup butter; 1/2 cup lard. Melt lard, butter, and chocolate. When cool add to sugar and eggs. Flour enough to stiffen. Roll thin. When baked, ice with white icing. —Mrs. Arthur Michael
4 eggs; 1 cup sugar; 1 cup butter; 3 squares unsweetened chocolate; 3 cups flour; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavor. Flour sufficient to roll very thin. —Sylvia Douglas, Oskaloosa, Kans.
Recipes Tried and True (1894)
One cake German sweet chocolate, one egg, one cup sugar, one-half cup milk, one lump butter size of a walnut. [Drop from a spoon on buttered pan, and bake slowly about twenty minutes.] —Mrs. Eckhart
The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (1916)
Fannie Farmer was maybe the most famous cookbook author of her day when these easy chocolate cookie recipes were published.
1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 oz Baker's chocolate, 2-1/2 cups flour (scant), 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 cup milk.
Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, egg well beaten, salt, and chocolate melted. Beat well, and add flour mixed and sifted with baking powder alternately with milk. Chill, roll very thin, then shape with a small cutter, first dipped in flour, and bake in a moderate oven.
2 eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 bars [dark] German chocolate, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, grated rind 1/2 lemon, 1-1/3 cups almonds (blanched and chopped), 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder.
Beat eggs until light, add sugar, gradually, and continue the beating; then add chocolate, grated, and remaining ingredients. Drop from tip of spoon on a buttered sheet, and bake in a moderate oven.
1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons grated chocolate, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon boiling water, 1 egg, 1/2 cup nutmeats finely chopped, 1/2 cup seeded raisins finely chopped, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder.
Cream the butter and add sugar, gradually. Melt chocolate, add remaining sugar and water, and cook one minute. Combine mixtures, and add remaining ingredients. Chill, shape, and bake same as Chocolate Cookies.