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       Title: Chocolate Walnut Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Christmas
       Yield: 12 servings
  
       4 lg Eggs
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
      16 oz Semisweet chocolate,
            -melted and cooled
     1/4 c  Unsalted butter, softened
       1 tb Vanilla
       1 tb Strong brewed espresso
     1/2 c  Cake flour
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Double-acting baking powder
   2 1/2 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
       1 c  Walnuts, chopped
  
     In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the eggs and the sugar for 4 to
   6 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and pale, add melted   chocolate,
   the butter, the vanilla, the espresso, the flour, the salt   and the
   baking powder, and beat the mixture on the lowest setting   until it is
   combined well.  Add the chocolate chips and the walnuts   and beat the
   dough until it is combined well. In a sheet of parchment   paper, form the
   dough into a log, 4 inches in diameter, wrap it in   wax paper, and chill
   it for 3 hours, or until it is firm.      Cut the log into 1-inch-thick
   rounds, arrange the rounds 2 inches   apart on baking sheets lined with
   parchment paper, and bake them in   batches in the middle of a preheated
   350F oven for 15 minutes, or   until the tops are shiny and cracked
   slightly.  (The cookies will be   very soft.) Transfer the baking sheets
   to racks and let the cookies   cool completely before removing them from
   the sheets. (The cookies   will firm up as they cool.) Makes about 12
   cookies.      The Model Bakery, St. Helene, Napa Valley From Gourmet
   Magazine
  
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