Chocolate-Walnut Refrigerator Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Add melted chocolate and vanilla, beating until well blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in walnuts.

Shaped dough into 2 rolls, 2 inches in diameter. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 1/8 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

Yield: about 13 dozen.





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