My dad has only been at the cabin for about ten days but he already feels the need for some comfort food. He asked my mom to bake some of his Grandmother's Chocolate Drop Cookies. Not a problem for all the ingredients were on hand except those "squares" of bitter chocolate. This happens to my mom more than you want to know but in the "Substitutions for Emergencies" section of her TRUSTY recipe book she located the substitute: 1 sq. (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate can be replaced with 3 tbsp. cocoa plus 1/2 tsp. shortening.
Onward with the recipe
Grandma Low's Drop Cookies 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 squares melted chocolate or 6 tbsp baking cocoa and 1 tsp. melted butter 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp. vanilla.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 325-350 ten to twelve minutes until cookies spring back when touched lightly.
Frost with confectionary sugar icing and decorate as desired.