These cookies came from Jean Pares "Made-Ahead Meals".
I made the dough last week, froze it and baked today. These can also be done all at once if you have the time.
1 1/2cups brown sugar, packed
1 1/2cups hard margarine
2 large eggs
4cups all purpose flour
4tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp baking soda
1cup chopped nuts (i did not have any)
Beat brown sugar and margarine in large bowl. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add to batter, 1/3 at a time, beating slowly until well combined. Last 1/3 should be stirred in by hand as batter will be very stiff.
Stir in nuts (or not). Divide dough into 4 portions. Shape each portion into roll about 2 1/4inches in diameter. Wrap dough in waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour. Cut chilled dough into 1/4inch slices. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes. Makes 8 dozen cookies (seriously).
*To Freeze: Place rolls of dough in sealable plastic freezer bag. Label. Freeze for up to 6 months. To bake from frozen state, partially thaw to slice dough. Bake as above.
MY REVIEW: She wasn't lying about this recipe making a big batch! I made all 4 rolls but it would be good to have a few rolls in the freezer so you can make fast cookies. It only took about 5 minutes to thaw the dough enough to cut and 10 minutes exactly in the oven did the trick. Very good!
JASON'S REVIEW: They are very very tasty.