Isola delle Femmine Connection


Chocolate Balls
Marian Bologna


     6 eggs
     1 T vanilla
     2 t orange extract
     1/4 c vegetable oil
     5 c flour
     1/2 t cloves
     1/2 t cinnamon
     1/8 t nutmeg
     1/8 t allspice
     1 T baking powder
     1 t salt
     3/4 c cocoa
     1 c granulated sugar
     1 c powdered sugar
     1 cup walnuts, chopped
     1 c raisins
     1 c shortening


     1.  Beat eggs, vanilla, orange extract, and oil until thick and creamy.  Set aside.

    2.  In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.

    3.  Add shortening and cut into flour mixture (as you do for pie crust).

    4.  Add beaten egg mixture and mix well.

    5.  Roll into 1-inch balls.  Bake at 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

     6.  Fost with powdered sugar glaze when cool.

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