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Chocolate Nut Crinkles

Chocolate Nut Crinkles Recipe

Nutty goodness

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/3 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 tea spoon salt

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup solid vegetable shortening

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Method

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.

In a large
mixing bowl, beat together shortening and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and
vanilla.
Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or
until easy to
handle.

Pre-heat oven to 375 and grease 2 baking sheets. Shape dough into 1" balls.
Roll in nuts
and then in powdered sugar. Place 2" apart on prepared baking sheets and
bake for 8 to 10
minutes or until edges are set and tops are cracked. Allow to cool 1 minute
on baking
sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container
at
room temperature for about 2 weeks.
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