Thursday, December 11, 2008

VGP #11 Chocolate Chewies

I mean, yeah, these are fairly simple chocolate cookies. But they are D-I-V-I-N-E to bite into...and to chew...and to swallow and bite into again. Recently I made these for my friend, who later that night emailed me their praises and asked for the recipe. Then she passed it on to her sister whose whole family loved them and say they make them all the time now. I think you will, too.
The name Florence Manwaring may not mean much to you, but she is famous in the Younce household. Florence was my mom's friend when they were young marrieds in California in the 60's. Florence had 5 kids and made fabulous bread, cookies, rolls and candy constantly, and Mom cleverly obtained many of her recipes, including this one. Later the Manwarings moved to Idaho where Florence and her husband started a candy shop, which is still going strong. Check out Florence's Exquisite Candies...tell her the Younces sent you and thank her for these cookies!

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 T butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together, slowly, either over a double boiler or in the microwave. Remove from heat and add sweetened condensed milk.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Pass it on.


Just Katy said...

Your blog is making me STARVING.

Disco Mom said...

Why are you starving? You obviously need a cookie delivery...

jenmomrn said...

Katy and I made several of your cookie recipes while she and Reuben were down here visiting. Thanks for the fun baking adventures. These simple little cookies were my husband's favorite.

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