Chocolate and Walnut Morsels

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    40 min

    This is a delicious recipe that combines the flavours of walnuts and chocolate, in a cookie-style biscuit. They won't last long in your house! Serve them on their own or with a cup of tea or coffee.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 375g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 225g unsalted butter, softened
    • 75ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g walnuts, chopped
    • 55g plain chocolate
    • 15g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons hot milk

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Sieve flour twice. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, caster sugar and cocoa. Cream 225g butter, blend into flour mixture. Add 75ml milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and nuts. Mix thoroughly with hands until well blended. (Dough should be the consistency of pastry, but not sticky.)
    3. For each cookie, pinch off about 1 teaspoon dough. Roll by hands into balls, each about 2.5cm in diameter. Place on greased baking trays. Do not flatten. Bake about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from baking trays; cool on racks. When cool, drizzle each generously with chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles if desired.
    4. To make Chocolate Frosting: Melt the chocolate over low heat. Cream with 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 250g icing sugar. Gradually add hot milk, beating until smooth.

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    73

    Someone stated this recipe was NOT Italian. Ohhhhh it soo is!! I have been looking for it forever and should have, of course, come here first!! My Italian grandmother (from Sicily) used to make dozens of these every year and my Mom-in-law (holder of the recipe) lost it!! It's soo close (minus a dash of cinnamon!)Thank You!  -  17 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    42

    Soooo delicious!!! My husband had an italian themed potluck to go to and gave me like 1 1/2 hrs notice about it. Due to my limited time I had to make a few adjustments. Instead of cocoa powder I used dark cocoa powder and I had run out of vanilla extract but had plenty of almond extract so I used that. They came out so good. I also used the almond extract in the frosting, every one loved the almond flavor with the chocolate and I am sure that the vanilla would have been just as good. Thank you for a delicious recipe!  -  25 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    34

    These are great. The only things I did slightly different are toasting the nuts (it makes a huge difference in both taste and texture), and rather than dribbling the glaze on the finished cookies, I dipped the tops in the bowl of glaze and then set them on parchment paper to firm up. Less waste and mess this way. I think next time I may sprinkle some more finely chopped toasted nuts on top of the glaze, just for looks.  -  30 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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