Anyway, if you read my post from yesterday, youd see we made something SOOO delish this weekend. This is something that is only made on special occasions, usually. . Usually because it takes awhile to make and it heats up the house a little too much, especially in the summer! This is a 4th of July hit with my family....to be honest, they are basically all gone before the actual food comes out! this weekend, Brian was going to a pot luck dinner at the aiport where he flies and wanted to make them. They actually didnt take long to make and were SO yummy.
This recipe is for blackmoons. My mother makes them the best!! I'm not sure hwere she got the recipe but it's become like a "special family recipe". So enjoy!
1/2 cup crisco
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk (definitely use WHOLE milk)
The dry Ingredients:
2 cups flour (definitely use WHITE flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking power
1/2 cup cocoa
- First, preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Start by putting the Crisco and sugar into a bowl. You want to break the Crisco up and mix the two until they are smooth and in tiny clumps. As long as there aren't big clumps of sugar then you're good!
- Next add the egg and vanilla. Mix that. it will become smoother.
- Mix the dry ingredients into a separate bowl (obviously!)
- Be very careful while mixing the dry ingredients because the cocoa likes to jump out at you. We usually use the 'folding" technique .
- At this point we went to mix the wet and dry. We're supposed to measure 1 cup of milk. Pour HALF of the milk into the wet ingredients. Then pour HALF of the dry ingredients in also. This is easier because its hard to stir.
- Once you have that part mixed good, had the rest of the milk and the dry ingredients. Then mix
- Once that's done, you want to use a scoop or something to measure about a tsp each and put on the cookie sheet. On the cookie sheet we have, we can usually fit 9.
- You want to back each sheet for 7-8 minutes. Honestly, it always is different for us. This past time we had to put them in one more minute and sometimes even then, they were soft and didn't seemed baked, BUT they were, so don't worry :)
Just a few minor details: You really want to watch them cook because these suckers can be tricky and have a mind of their own! Unfortunately, we do get some that break....and then we eat them :) Best part!!!
To make the frosting is easy. Just use:
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup marshmallow (the fluff kind)
4-5 tablespoons of milk (still WHOLE milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup confectioner's sugar
After making that, frost away!!
They seriously are the best! Let me know if you make them and what you think. Enjoy! :)