Frosted Chocolate Delights

"Before we five kids headed off to school each day, Mom took our requests for that day's dinner. I usually asked her to make these cookies for dessert, and she would rarely disappoint. I still enjoy them today."
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in chocolate until blended. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

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These are SO YUMMY!!! My whole family thought they were awesome! They taste a lot like a brownie, and are so soft and chewy! Even after a couple of days! I used butter flavored shortening inst...

The cookies turned out too cake-like to me, and, for some reason, a bit too salty (probably my error). I ran out of vanilla for the frosting, so I improvised using almond and orange extracts. Th...

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