I was going through Grandma’s recipe boxes and came upon a tasty little cookie recipe. Mix up a batch of this dough now, refrigerate and bake later. It’s a great recipe to keep on hand for unexpected visitors, too. Mix up a couple of extra batches and freeze. The next time company pops in grab the frozen dough from the freezer, thaw and bake.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup softened butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (1 oz. total), melted
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix.
- Slowly mix in melted chocolate.
- Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl. Combine.
- Stir in chopped walnuts.
- Turn cookie dough out onto a large piece of waxed paper. Form dough into a log. Roll in waxed paper and wrap the ends. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unwrap dough, use a large knife to slice ¼" slices and place on cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are just firm in the center. Immediately remove from trays onto a cooling rack.