Chocolate Glazed Cookies

I've been digging through my trusty recipe box again. This time I found a recipe of my MIL's that I had not yet made. My husband grew up with his mom baking lots of delicious cookies from scratch. These Chocolate Glazed Cookies were some of his favorites.
Chocolate Glazed Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 (1 oz.) squares chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder; set aside. Melt chocolate squares and butter together. Stir into flour mixture. Add in brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Let the mix stand for 10 minutes before dropping by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet or a baking mat. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before glazing or frosting.

Glaze

2 Tbsp. melted margarine or vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine oil, cocoa and hot water. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Dip cookies in glaze and allow glaze to harden.
I will admit to you that when I read the recipe and saw that it called for chocolate squares, I wasn't exactly sure how much that was. (I put in the ounces for you.) So, I may have put about double the amount I needed. Also, the original recipe just said that they were to be frosted. After asking my husband what he remembered about the cookies, we determined that it was some sort of glaze his mom would put on them. I went searching and ended up with something that worked well and came pretty close to the original cookies. I will say this, my oversight didn't keep these cookies from being devoured. They were still delicious.

I wish my MIL were still with us for many reasons, but one in particular would be so I could ask her to clarify some of the recipes she wrote down. I would love to sit in her kitchen again and watch her work her magic with so many of the wonderful recipes she left behind like the Watkins Brownies and Lee's Caramel Frosting.  I'm glad I was able to duplicate a childhood favorite for my hubby. My kids really enjoyed them too and keep asking when I am making them again. I guess that's a good sign :-)
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22 comments:

  1. Generally when a recipe calls for chocolate squares, it means two squares of baking chocolate. Is that what you used?

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  2. I just sent my daughter this recipe, with directions that she make them for her dad, while I am away. I hope she saves me a few. They look yummy!

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  3. I want one of these right now! Yum! I am definitely making these:) Pinning!

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  4. Can one ever have too much chocolate? I think not! The shiny chocolate glaze is just perfect!

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  5. That chocolate glaze is calling out to me! Yay for fun old recipes to make again!!!

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  6. How delicious do these look! The chocolate glaze looks amazing!

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  7. Oh wow. They look so moist and yummy!! I am dying to try these!! Thanks for sharing!

    Best,
    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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  8. Haha, I don't mind if you double/triple the chocolate, I would still eat them all so fast ;) These look great!

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  9. These cookies are simply calling my name!! LOVE them :)

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  10. Nici!!?? AWESOME!! Wow. Pinning.... Linda

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  11. I was browsing through my "to read" list on Bloglovin' and stopped cold when I saw the picture of your chocolate glazed cookies. Oh. My. Goodness. They look soooo good. I must try this recipe immediately! Thank you!
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

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  12. ooo I love chocolate...will try your super cookies!!!Thanks for a recipe!
    have a great week
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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  13. Nici, those cookies look fantastic! No wonder they're a favorite of your hubby's. Your MIL probably made it so many times that she didn't even have to think about what was in it. One of the things I would want to ask her too is the type of chocolate she used. Baker's chocolate, which comes in 1 oz. squares, is available in semi-sweet, German's sweet, bittersweeet, and unsweetened that I know of. There may be more. I guess all you can do is give it a try and write down what works. I'm notorious for figuring out a recipe after trial and error, but then forgetting to write it down so the next time I have to figure it out all over again! Thanks for sharing this one with us, I'm going to have to surprise the kids with it one of these days. :)

    Debbie

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  14. whoa!!!! these look so amazing!

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  15. wow! would love to eat these! they look delicious! :-)
    Ingrid

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  16. Those look amazing! I'm going through my Grandma's recipes and so wish she was also still here that I could ask her questions about some of what she has written down. Like you, I've managed to make them work. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  17. Oh my goodness, just look at all that chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Mmmm those look yummy! :) I followed you from the link party with Stone Gable. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-12.html

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  19. How awesome that you were able to replicate those cookies for your husband! They look so delish!

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  20. Oh, yum. Pinning right now--can't wait to make these!

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