3/4 cup c and h powdered sugar - unsifted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup salad oil
2 tbsp evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 oz unsweetened chocolate - melted
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Combine sugar, flour and salt in mixing bowl. Make well in center;
add salad oil, egg, milk, vanilla and chocolate. Mix with spoon until
smooth. Spread evenly in thin layer in greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan.
Sprinkle with nuts. Bake in 400-degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Cut
into squares (2-1/2 inch square) while warm. Cool in pan.
Reprinted with permission from: Powdered Sugar Cookies from the C and
H Sugar Kitchen by Jean Porter Electronic format by Karen Mintzias
Servings: 24 cookies
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