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       Title: Aunt Maude’s Chocolate Drop Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       2 c  All purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt 1/2 cup vegetable short
            -ening
       2 oz Unsweetened chocolate;
            -chopped
       1 c  Firmly packed golden brown
            -sugar
       1 lg Egg
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       1 ts Vanilla extract
            Chocolate icing (see recipe)
            Chocolate icing
     1/4 c  Coffee
   5 1/2 oz Unsweetened chocolate;
            -chopped
   3 1/4 c  Powdered sugar; sifted
  
       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 heavy large baking sheets. Sift 2
   cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt into medium
   bowl. Stir 1/2 cup vegetable shortening and unsweetened chocolate in heavy
   small saucepan over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
   Transfer mixture to large bowl. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup brown sugar and
   beat until blended. Add egg and beat until blended. Stir in dry
   ingredients, then 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Drop
   batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing evenly. Bake until
   cookies feel firm to touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack and
   cool. drizzle warm icing decoratively over cookies.
     Stir coffee and chopped chocolate in heavy medium saucepan over low heat
   until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in
   powdered sugar. Use immediately. Makes 3 Dozen Bon Appetit February 1995
  
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