Chocolate Crackles

1 (1 lb. 2 1/2 oz.) pkg. devils food cake mix
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tbsp. water
1/2 c. shortening
Confectioners sugar

Combine ingredients and mix with spoon.

Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Roll in confectioners sugar.

Place on greased sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes 48 cookies.

Farm Journal Christmas Book, copyright 1970, p. 22

This brings back such precious memories! I bought the cookbook when I was a young wife and mother.

Note: Be more generous with the powdered sugar than I was that time.