Replicate Nabisco Chocolate Snaps by combining common cookie ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, shortening and cocoa power and baking the mixture in a 375-degree oven for 12 minutes. The key to replicating snaps is flattening the cookies after removing them from the oven.
To make Chocolate Snaps similar to the Nabisco-brand cookie, begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Combine 1 1/2 cups of shortening, 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar in a mixing bowl. Cream with a blender until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs. Add 3/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and beat again.
In a separate bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add these dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients, and mix to combine.
Using a tablespoon, form the dough into walnut-sized balls. Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until they appear done.
To replicate the texture of Nabisco Chocolate Snaps, gently flattened the cookies after removing them from the oven but before they cool. This recipe makes 12 dozen cookies.