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Fudge-Iced Walnut Cookies Recipe

Makes: About 30 cookies
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugar electric mixer until well combined. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until just incorporated. Stir in nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared sheets, spacing about 2" apart.

Step 3

Bake 7-8 minutes or until tops of cookies spring back. Cool on sheet 5 minutes; transfer to cooling grid; cool completely before icing.

Step 4

For icing, in medium microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter at 50% power until smooth. In small bowl, microwave cream 10-15 seconds. Combine chocolate, cream, and vanilla extract; whisk 2 minutes. Set aside to thicken.

Step 5

Spread fudge icing on each cookie. Sprinkle with additional chopped walnuts, if desired.

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1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract



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all-purpose flour

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


1/4 teaspoon salt

vegetable shortening

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1 egg

sour cream

1/2 cup sour cream

chopped walnuts

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (, toasted)

additional chopped walnuts for garnish

additional chopped walnuts for garnish (, optional)



semi-sweet chocolate

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (, chopped)


1 tablespoon butter

whipping cream

1/4 cup whipping cream




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