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walnut clusters
Walnut Clusters (with semi-sweet chocolate squares and vanilla)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Julia D.

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2 cups walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 square semi-sweet chocolate
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Magic baking powder

For dusting
about 1/4 cup icing sugar


o Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

o Melt chocolate. Cool.

o Melt butter. Cool.

o Mix flour, baking powder and sugar together.

o Beat egg.

o Mix flour mixture with beaten egg, melted butter and chocolate.

o Fold in chopped walnuts.

o Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

o Drop about a tablespoon of batter onto the cookie sheet. Repeat the process, making sure there is ample space between the cookies as they will spread.

o Dust icing sugar on the cookies.

o Bake until cooked (about 12 minutes).


Photo: Mary Melfi.

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