- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chopped black walnuts
- Walnut halves
Cream shortening; add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and melted chocolate, beating well. Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in chopped black walnuts.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Gently press a walnut half in center of each cookie.
Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Yield: 4 dozen