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Frosted Chocolate Delights

Before we five kids headed off to school each day, Mom took our requests for that day's dinner. I usually asked her to make these cookies for dessert, and she would rarely disappoint. I still enjoy them today. —Patricia Ramczyk, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 9 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in chocolate until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla and enough milk to reach spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 99 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Janadele
    Nov 28, 2015

    Good chocolate cookies.

  • sarahsandra
    Mar 4, 2013

    I substituted cocoa (6 TB +2T oil). They are very good.