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Chocolate Cookies

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 12 to 15


4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Melt the chocolate and shortening in a saucepan over low heat.

Remove from heat and mix in sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir in the chocolate mixture and nuts.

Chill dough in the refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls.

Roll dough balls in confectioners' sugar to coat. Arrange 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

The cookies will look soft when removed from the oven.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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