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My Good Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
FROSTING:
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix butter, sugar and egg; add buttermilk and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients. Chill 1 hour. Drop by teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake 10 minutes. Cool on baking rack. For the frosting, melt and cook the butter over low heat until it lightly browns. Add powdered sugar, baking cocoa, cream of tartar and vanilla. Add a pinch of salt. Beat well and spread on tops of cookies.

Kathy Lynn Carlson Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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