Chocolate Crinkles

1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Thoroughly cream the shortening, sugar,and vanilla. Beat in eggs, then add chocolate.
Sift together dry ingredients; blend in alternately with milk. Add nuts. Chill 3 hours. Form 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar.
Place on greased cookie sheet 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) about 15 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan.

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