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Toto's Italian Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

4  cups  flour
1  cup  unsweetened cocoa
4  teaspoons  baking powder
2  teaspoons  ground cloves
1  cup  sugar
3    eggs
1  cup  shortening, Crisco
1  cup  walnuts
3/4  cup  milk

2  sticks  margarine
1 1/2  pounds  confectioner's sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
1/2  cup  unsweetened cocoa
8  tablespoons  evaporated milk, up to 10 tbsp.
1/2  teaspoon  ground cloves
1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon

1. Mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and cloves. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs, milk, nuts, dry ingredients. Mix well. Dough should be dry to the touch. Shape into round balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Frost.

2. Frosting: Cream margarine and sugar and cocoa. Add all other ingredients; mix until smooth.

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