A very chocolaty and very chewy cookie, first cousin to a brownie.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl cream shortening, sugar, water and vanilla extract. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

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  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7 - 9 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 39.1g 13% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 20.7mg 7% DV; sodium 97.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
Very good. They are very close to a brownie. You don't think they're done after 7-9 minutes but they are after they set. Very chewy. I'm know for my chocolate chip cookies and my husband said these might even be better than those! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2006
Not the recipe I was hoping for. Soft and cakey not chewy. Easy enough to follow but not one to keep. Read More
(16)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2006
Not the recipe I was hoping for. Soft and cakey not chewy. Easy enough to follow but not one to keep. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
Very good. They are very close to a brownie. You don't think they're done after 7-9 minutes but they are after they set. Very chewy. I'm know for my chocolate chip cookies and my husband said these might even be better than those! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
really yummy & chocolatey! As per other review do NOT increase oven temp & bake longer!!! You will burn cookies. I think her oven might be off. I found recipe to be exactly right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2005
Absolutely heavenly. They are not only soft but they have this melt-in-your-mouth texture. They were all gobbled up within a few hours of my making them - a huge hit with all my picky brothers and sisters! Tomorrow is my eldest brother's birthday (he's away attending college) and this is what I am sending him in the mail - I'm sure he'll love them as much as we al at home do!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
02/05/2007
Two stars for this cookie as I was very disappointed in how it baked into a typical flat pancake-like cookie. I have been baking for years and have not seen such a flat cookie recipe in about as many. They were hard to remove from my well greased sheet even after I let them sit on the sheet for a few minutes to cool off. They are crumbly and not a very solid cookie at all. On a positive note they are a very tasty cookie. I won't be making these again. sorry just not happy at all with these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Everyone loved them. They were very chocolatey and chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
Absolutely DELICIOUS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
These are great brownie-cookies. Followed recipe with one exception: one cup of chocolate chips is enough for me. To dress them up for a Christmas party add a little pink peppermint frosting & crushed candy canes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2003
This is a very good cookie. Very much like a brownie. However I had to increase the baking time to 11 minutes and increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees. I will probably make them again as my family really liked them! Read More
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