Chewy Brownie Cookies


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Combine shortening, light brown sugar, water and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended. Drop rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375°F for 7 minutes, or until cookies are set. Cookies will appear soft and moist, so make sure to watch your time and don't over bake. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Place sheets of foil on countertop and carefully transfer cookies to foil so that they can cool completely.