Great gramma’s recipe
1/2 C shortening or softened butter
1 C sugar
add 1 egg, blend
2 Tablespoons milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
add 1/2 C chopped walnuts or pecans
Form into two balls then into rolls about 12 inches long.
Place in wax paper and chill for at least two hours.
When firm, cut into 1/4 inch discs and bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
I melted the chocolate in my mixing bowl first, then added the butter and sugar.
The dough is very dry. I used my hands to mix the last bit of flour and walnuts. It will try to crumble when you make the rolls. Patience.