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Nutty Chocolate Nuggets

 Nutty Chocolate Nuggets
My family can't get enough of these chewy, chocolaty drop cookies. They're so quick and easy to fix that I can whip up several batches even during the busy holiday season.
21 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in
  • chocolate. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add
  • to chocolate mixture. Stir in the nuts.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2-in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until edges are firm.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: About 3-1/2 dozen.