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Chocolate Chews

Chocolate Chews


  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 1 2/3 cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces each), melted

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

  • Confectioners' sugar, for rolling cookies


Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.

Cream together the shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and combine until well-blended. Add the chocolate and mix.

Add the milk and flour mixture, a little at a time, alternately to the chocolate mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the walnuts, if using.

Chill the dough overnight.

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll the balls in confectioners' sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 14-16 minutes.