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Frosted Chocolate Delights

 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
33 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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 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

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Frosted Chocolate Delights (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cool.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla and
  • enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
  • Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 190 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.