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Charlotte's Chocolate Patch Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Charlotte's Chocolate Patch Cookies, by , is from Feeding Cox's Army, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:
Dorothy Cox Solomon
Added: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Ingredients:
1/2 c. shortening
1 2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2-1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. chopped nuts
powdered sugar

Directions:
Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add melted chocolate and blend well. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to first mixture alternately with milk beating until smooth. Stir in nuts.

Refrigerate five hours. Form 1" balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place 3" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Personal Notes:
You can keep unbaked dough in refrigerator covered until ready to use.

 

 

 

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