Chocolate Thinsies were always our 'go to' cookie recipe when I was growing up if we had unexpected afternoon guests and were out of eggs. They are fairly quick to make, and we were usually well supplied with the other ingredients. Try them warm from the oven with a cold glass of milk!
1 cup less 2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons Hershey's cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream shortening and sugar. Add milk gradually. Mixture will look slightly curdled (this was always my favorite line from the recipe). Mix dry ingredients together prior to folding them into the shortening mixture. Stir until well blended. Add vanilla.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the mixture about 1/4 to1/8 inch thick onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cut into squares while warm, using a spatula if necessary to remove them from the cookie sheet.
Enjoy! I don't remember where my mother found this recipe but it used to be taped inside her kitchen cabinet for convenience. I will add a picture over the weekend.