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
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
Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or
until easy to
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
sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container
room temperature for about 2 weeks.