Crackle Top Cookies

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hard cookies with a nice flavor

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 2/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/3 cup milk
2/3 cup chopped nuts
confectioners' sugar


sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In separate bowl, cream shortening with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add chocolate. Blend in flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in nuts, Chill intil firm. Shape into 1" balls, roll in confectioners; sugar and bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, Cool on racks and store in airtight containers.


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