CHOCOLATE DROP COOKIES
8 oz semi sweet chocolate
1 tbl butter
¾ C walnuts, finely chopped
½ tsp vanilla
⅛ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ C flour
¾ C sugar
Melt chocolate & butter together, stir until cool. Beat eggs until foamy, add sugar 2 tbl at a time, beating 5 minutes more after all sugar has been added. Blend in chocolate mix, then add rest of ingredients.
Bake 350º, 8 -10 minutes on greased or parchment lined sheet. Makes 3 dozen.
¾ lbs powdered sugar (about 3 C)
6-7 egg whites
4 ½ C ground filberts (1lb shelled nuts)
whole or half filberts, as topping
Beat egg whites until form stiff peaks, fold in sugar followed by the nuts.
Drop by teaspoonful on to parchment lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with one nut.
Bake 350º, 15 - 20 minutes or until dry.
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