This recipe began its life as we know it about twenty years ago, when I was a little kid and my mother submitted it for inclusion in a local church group’s cookbook, under the name “Felicia’s Favorite Fudge Cookies.” It’s remained more or less unchanged over the last two decades, except that it’s my signature cookie recipe instead of my mom’s, and the only people who call me Felicia are my family and old friends.
It originally called for nuts and semisweet morsels, and I’ve included two types of chocolate morsels, but you can really put in whatever you like. Some favorite combinations are white chocolate chips with dried cranberries, and semi-sweet chips with toffee bits. They’re also awesome with butterscotch chips!
Fia’s Famous Fudge Cookies
1 1/4 c. oleo
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 bag of Nestle Toll-House semi-sweet chocolate chunks
3/4 bag of Nestle Toll-House milk chocolate morsels
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chips, nuts, etc. Drop by teaspoonfuls on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 7-9 minutes. Do not over-bake. Cool on cookie sheet till set, about 1 minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies will be soft. They will puff during baking, then flatten upon cooling.