Chocolate Chews

1/2 cup shortening
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Chill 2-3 hours. Preheat oven to 350 F. Form into 1" balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet 2-3" apart. Bake 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Servings: 36

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