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Chocolate Pecan Cookies

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Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

1/2-cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 lb. grated chocolate
2 eggs
1-cup flour
1/4-teaspoon cinnamon
1/4-teaspoon cloves
1-teaspoon baking powder
1-teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, for top of cookies
Sugar and cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

Cream butter and sugar, add chocolate, eggs, flour mixed with baking powder, spices and vanilla. Handle very lightly. Roll on very well floured board, cut into small rounds. Place floured pans far apart. Spread with beaten egg, sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Bake in moderately slow oven 300 degree for about 10 minutes. Let stand one minute, remove from pans.

Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Put 2 oz. chocolate and 1 can sweetened condensed milk in double boiler and cook until thick. Remove from stove, put in 1/2 lb. shelled pecans. Drop on buttered tin, bake in moderate oven 15 to 20 minutes.

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