decadent chocolate cookies

★★★★★ 2
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By Diane M.
from Twin Falls, ID

Ok... So, sometimes a person just needs chocolate. When that happens, I go to this, my husband's recipe. Obviously he knows what it takes to make a me happy! These are sooo good and chocolatey...

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 dozen

Ingredients For decadent chocolate cookies

  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips(divided)
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans

How To Make decadent chocolate cookies

  • 1
    Cream together the shortening with the brown sugar.
  • 2
    Mix into the creamed mixture the egg, sour cream, and vanilla.
  • 3
    Melt HALF(1 1/2 cups) of the chocolate chips in the microwave (in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until almost melted, then stop. It will continue melting) Add to the creamed mixture.
  • 4
    In separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture, stirring until smooth.
  • 5
    Fold in nuts and remaining(1 1/2 cups) chocolate chips (or can substitute peanut butter chips instead). Chill dough for about 1/2 hour.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place heaping tsps of dough on greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 mins, or just until set up. Do not overbake, cookies will still be a bit soft because of all the chocolate. Let cool for a few mins on the cookie sheet before placing on cooling racks. Wrap these babies in pretty containers and deliver to your friends with a carton of milk! They will love you!

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