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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
2 squares baking chocolate, melted
1 egg

FUDGE:
1 cup sugar
1 square chocolate
1/3 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 capful vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add redessertsing ingredients. Mix well. Drop by large tablespoonsful onto baking sheet. Six cookies per sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack and top with fudge.

FUDGE:

In heavy saucepan, stir together all ingredients. Boil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Cool slightly; beat to thicken. Spoon onto cookies quickly because fudge sets up fast.

Makes 12 large (4-inch) cake-like chocolate cookies with fudge topping.

Kay Whan
Rock Island



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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