Austrian Chocolate Balls

Course : Candy
Serves: 6
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2 ounces unsweetened chocolate -- (2 squares)
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg plus one yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup nuts -- finely chopped
---chocolate glaze
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate -- (1 square)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk -- (more if needed)

Preparation / Directions:

Melt unsweetened chocolate squares together in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour and nuts until well combined. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes until firm to the touch (be carefull not to overbake). Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Dip into glaze (recipe below). CHOCOLATE GLAZE; In the same pan, melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and blend well (add additional milk if needed to thin to glaze consistency. Dip the tops of the cookies into the glaze to cover. Makes 4 dozen.

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