I really wanted to find a small church to photograph for Christmas and thought I needed to go into downtown Atlantaâ€”maybe along Peachtree Street. I was wrong. This community church provided a lovely setting for warmth and welcome. It is located near the Vinings area off Atlanta Road.
Cocoa keeps watch while patiently waiting on me to take photos. She is such a good dog!
And after we returned home there was time for Cocoa Paw cookies and a hot cup of decaf coffeeâ€”with Cocoa, of course.
Cocoa Paw Cookies
One thing I have discovered about this cookie is that it is best when served within a day or two after baking. It does not store well for several days. (Sort of like Cocoa Joy. The “wait” command does not work very well with this cookie.)
Cream together: 1/2 cup shortening and 1 2/3 cups sugar along with 2 teaspoons of vanilla
Add 2 beaten eggs
Melt 2 1 oz. unsweetened Chocolate squares
Sift together: 2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder
Add to and alternate with dry ingredients: 1/3 cup milk
Mix well each time
Chill 2 to 3 hours
Form into 1 inch balls
Roll into : 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
Place on ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees (yields 3 dozen)