Only 3 teaching days of homeschool co-op left for the semester -- amazing how it went by so fast.
Today they will learn that you don't need much flour to make cookies.
Melt 2 squares baking chocolate (unsweetened) with 2 T butter and half a bag (1 c) of semi-sweet morsels on low heat or in a double boiler.
Take off the heat and stir in 2/3 c sugar, 2 large or 3 medium eggs, and 1 t vanilla.
Add 1/4 c self-rising flour, or mix 1/4 c flour with 1/4 t baking powder and a dash of salt.
Add the rest of the bag of semi-sweet morsels and 1 c chopped pecans. If you don't like nuts, don't add them. If you like walnuts better, use those. You can also do this with raisins, if you want a chocolate raisin cookie, just substitute the raisins for the semi-sweet morsels at this point. Or use both. Amazing what you can do when you play with a recipe.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on a buttered baking sheet. Bake at 350*F for about 8-10 minutes.
They will look like brownies, dry around the edges and cracked along the top.
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