Double-Chocolate Drops

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6ouncesemisweet chocolate pieces (or chocolate chips)
1cupall purpose flour (sifted)
1⁄2teaspoonbaking soda
1⁄2cupbutter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
1⁄2cupwalnuts or pecans (coarsely chopped)


In top of double broiler, over hot, not boiling, water, melt 1/2 cup chocolate pieces. Let cool.

Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In large bowl of electric mixer, at medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and egg until light and fluffy.

At low speed, beat in melted chocolate and 1/4 cup warm water.

Then beat in flour mixture, just until combined.

With spoon, stir in remaining chocolate pieces and the nuts. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oven to 375F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Decorate, if desired, with chopped nuts.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire rack; cool.


Preparation time does not include refrigeration time.

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