Cooking with Chocolate Squares...Brownie Nut Slices

I like chocolate cookies but they are often too rich. I thought these Brownie Nut Slices might be a refreshing change. They were easy to make; it made 3 rolls to keep on hand in the freezer, and they baked up nice and fudgy.
Cut them thick enough and don’t over bake to get the fudgy, not dry, texture. This is an older recipe, so the nuts seemed skimpy, but I made them as called for, using ¼ cup on each roll, and they were enough. Using 1/3 cup on each roll might give better coverage. Measure your flour carefully so they don’t get too dry, there is no extra liquid in the recipe.

Brownie Nut Slices
1 Cup Butter -- 2 sticks
1 1/2 Cups Sugar -- 10 1/2 ounces`
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Large Egg
4 Ounces Semisweet Chocolate -- melted and cooled
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 Cups Flour -- 13 1/2 ounces
3/4 - 1 Cup Nuts -- finely chopped--3 – 4 ounces
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat in egg, melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix in flour. (I used my Kitchenaid).
Divide into 3 equal portions, about 12 1/2 ounces each. Shape each into an 8 1/2" log. Brush rolls with milk; roll in nuts, pressing in slightly. 
Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill 4-48 hours or freeze the wrapped rolls in a gallon freezer bag.  If frozen, thaw a couple of hours in refrigerator. 
To bake, cut into 3/8" slices, place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375° about 10 minutes just until edges are set. Cool on sheet 1 minute, transfer to wire rack to cool.
5 dozen or 20 slices per roll.
**What they don't tell you in this recipe is to spread the nuts evenly on the waxed paper in front of the dough roll and then roll the dough into the nuts, pressing in slightly.
**Melt your chocolate squares according to the package directions, I micro waved for 1 minute 40 seconds.
Per Serving : 87 Calories; 5g Fat (47.9% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 51mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


  1. oh hay now...this looks good. Going to have to give this a try. When you say this is an old recipe, do you have any idea of year.I like to collect vintage recipes. Thank you.

    1. It's an older Better Homes and Gardens recipe...I can't tell you which book though...I've had the recipe too long!

  2. I wonder if you could replace the semi sweet chocolate with cocoa powder? I use that when I make brownies.? I'm going to try it that way.

    1. Cocoa powder doesn't have the fat that chocolate squares have; you should probably find another recipe that uses cocoa so you will have a successful baking experience.

  3. I think I smelled chocolate when I saw the picture :)

  4. We called these ice box cookies which date back to the early 60's

    1. Our Mother's 1941 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook had "refrigerator cookies" listed in the index...but not this exact recipe.


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