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This recipe was from a favorite aunt. She baked them every year for the family. They are the best.

Ingredients

l cup butter (l stick)
l cup brown sugar (packed)
l egg
2 square baking chocolate (melted in double boiler, or microwave)
l-l/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cups milk
l teaspoon vanilla
l cup chopped pecans

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
l square melted chocolate
l tablespoon butter
Mix together until spreadable.
Frost cookies.

Instructions

Cream butter, add sugar slowly. Add melted chocolate and unbeaten egg. Add one half of flour and beat, next add one half liquid and stir. Repeat process with the rest of the flour and liquid. Stir in chopped nuts and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees l0-12 minutes. Cool 15 minutes or so, and frost.

Sue Staack
Moline




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