I really wasn't too sure what these cookies would be like. When I read the recipe they sounded pretty weird and well they turned out sort of weird. Not as in weird they didn't rise they taste weird, it's just a very strange combination. I'm not too sure why you would want to put icing on these cookies and if icing why isn't it chocolate icing?
I give these cookies a 1 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups margarine or butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups raisins
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 drop red food color
- 2 drops yellow food color
- 2 to 4 teaspoons milk
- Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in raisins. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until slightly set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
- In medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients, adding enough milk for desired decorating consistency. Using decorating bag, decorating bottle, plastic bag or small spoon, make smiling faces on cookies.
Variation: Use 1/4 cup of cookie dough per cookie to make giant smile cookies (above)