Mrs. Masters Chocolate Cookies

Mrs. Masters Chocolate Cookies

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This recipe created very delicious chocolate cookies.  They are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.  They have a very light chocolate flavor and smell like a Wendy’s Frosty when the dough is all mixed together.

I decided not to add the nuts since my kids don’t care for them in their cookies.  If I were to add a nut to this, I would pick chopped almonds or pecans.  I think they would taste really good with this cookie.

The cost of the ingredients came to about $2.10, making each cookie cost 9 cents.  I’ve been amazed several times over the past month of looking at the cost of ingredients versus the cost of buying packaged food.  A dozen cookies from the bakery at the local store would cost me almost $3.00, making each cookie cost 25 cents.  That is more than 2 1/2 times more cost and you lose the control over what ingredients are in the cookies.  I will continue to make mine at home.

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

Original Recipe

Chocolate Cookies.  One cup of sugar (any kind), 1/2 cup of butter, (scant), 1/2 cup of milk, 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of nuts, 1 egg, salt to taste, 2 squares of bitter chocolate, melted in a little hot water, 1/2 teaspoonful of soda, 1/4 teaspoonful of cream tartar, 1 teaspoonful of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoonful of vanilla.

Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg, well beaten, then add the chocolate, melted, then the milk with the soda, the flour with the cream tartar and baking powder, last, the nuts.  Beat well and drop with a teaspoon on buttered pans.  Bake from 20 to 30 minutes in a moderate oven.

Mrs. John H. Master, 40 Rockwood Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.

Printed in The Dayton Herald on December 25, 1919

Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookie recipe from 1919
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 148 kcal


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 squares chocolate melted
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the milk and egg and mix well. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix well and then stir in nuts.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 69.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.7g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17.9g 6%
Dietary Fiber .7g 3%
Sugars 9.3g
Protein 2.9g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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