Cream butter. Add sugar and egg. Beat. Add cooled, melted chocolate and beat. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add nuts. Drop by teaspoon on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
On December 14, 2007, this recipe was prepared by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University and tasted by a panel of esteemed judges to determine, along with our online poll, the winner of the Yankee Magazine Cookie Primary. The winner? Bill Richardson's Biscochitos!
Frosting (Mrs. Tancredo doubles this part.)
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 square melted chocolate, cooled
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon half-and-half
Mix well. Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with 1/2 of a pecan or almond.