This recipe came from a Cooking Light magazine, I bake them every year. The recipe is by Elizabeth Tallaferro

1 cup flour

1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 c shortening

3/4 c sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg white

Mix the shortening and sugar until fluffy.

Add the egg white and vanilla and mix well, in a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients ,then add them to the shortening mixture.  Put dough onto wax paper and roll into a log. Chill 2 hrs.

Cut into 1/4 ” slices and bake at 350 for 6-8 min



like this..


to decorate, take 2c powdered sugar and 3 tbs milk- mix together and place in a zip top bag, cut a tiny hole in the corner and form 3 circles on the backside of each cookie. Pull a toothpick between the circles to form a “web”. repeat with¬†each cookie. Enjoy!

each cookie has appx 102 calories and 2.9g of fat (see, not THAT bad!)