Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chocolate Curls

cookies in photo unbaked
When my husband and I were first married we had nothing to live on but love...sound familiar? Well it's hard to live on and we found ourselves sleeping on the floor in sleeping bags. After doing this for a while a new family in our ward needed help with their horses while they got other loads. We offered and they wanted to pay us. We said "No way" and somehow it came about that they were getting rid of a water bed and offered it in trade for horse services and it all came with this yummy chocolate recipe. This cookie is a bit of work.
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
1 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips melted
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/ to 1/4 teas Cinnamon
Cream Butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate chips
and 1/4 cup of the shopped walnuts. Add flour and mix. Chill this med soft dough (if you chill this too long it is hard to scoop out, just allow to warm up a bit)
Shape 1 teaspoon of dough into long snake like tubes and roll in mixture below. You may have to pinch the dough until a long robe and then while in the nut mixture roll it gently once to round.
coil the rope into a circle like a Cinnamon roll. Place on un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. They need to fill firm and not soft. However the chocolate makes it hard to tell so don't burn.
May it be noted that not only the cookie recipe survived but we had the water bed until 2001 when our bodies needed a change!
ROLL in mixture of 1/4 cup brown sugar, the left over chopped nuts and Cinnamon. I always need more than this so make a bit extra if that happens to you.

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