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       Title: Double Chocolate Drops
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Cookie:drop, Chocolate
       Yield: 5 Dozen
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/8 ts Black pepper (optional)
     1/2 c  Shortening
       2    Squares unsweetened
       1 c  Packed brown sugar
       1    Egg
     1/2 c  Buttermilk or sour milk
       1 ts Vanilla
       6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
            -(1 cup)
     1/2 c  Chopped walnuts
   Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  Melt shortening
   and chocolate; cool.  Stir in brown sugar, egg, buttermilk, and
   vanilla; mix until smooth.  Stir dry ingredients into saucepan
   mixture.  Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by
   teaspoonful 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350
   degrees for 10 minutes.
   My variation: Use 4 Tbsp cocoa instead of chocolate; sift into dry
   ingredients. Use 2 tsp vanilla instead of 1. Use 6 oz white chocolate
   chips instead of chocolate chips Use macadamias instead of walnuts.
   Sift dry ingredients together.  Cream shortening and brown sugar
   together. Add egg and mix until blended.  Add buttermilk and mix
   well, then stir in vanilla, chips, and nuts.  Bake as above.
   These are very moist - let them cool completely before storing, and
   don't store them completely airtight unless they're going to be going
   Makes 5-6 dozen.
   Source:  Judy Haight/Alison Meyer
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627.  Posted by FAYLEN