Baker’s One Bowl Chocolate Brownie Christmas Cookie

6 tbsp. Butter or margarine
2 cups toasted chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/4 tsp salt
6 squares BAKER”S semi-sweet baking chocolate
4 squares BAKER”S unsweetened baking chocolate
tsp CALUMET baking powder

1. Microwave chocolates and butter in a large microwavable bowl on high 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. 2. Stir sugar into chocolate until blended. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheet. 3. Bake 12 minutes or until set. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight container. (Makes about 3 dozen.)