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Chewy Brownie Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

3 dozen

Biting into these chocolaty cookies reveals they're like chewy brownies inside. —Jonie Adams, Albion, Michigan
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes; do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

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