Yield
about 5 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine shortening and chocolate in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs. Beat well with an electric mixer.

Step 2

Sift together flour and baking powder in a small mixing bowl. Add half of flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla. Add remaining flour mixture, stirring well.

Step 3

Coat hands well with powdered sugar, and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Lightly sift powdered sugar over cookies.

Step 4

Bake at 325° for 15 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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