Cocoa Drop Cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening1 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream shortening and butter with sugar; beat in egg. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together then stir into the first mixture. Stir in pecans. Chill cookie dough for 1 hour. Drop with a teaspoon onto greased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake in preheated 400° oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Cool and frost with a simple chocolate or vanilla icing if desired. Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.