(by Meg Currell)
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
Mix shortening, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla thoroughly.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the flour into the butter/sugar mixture to make a firm dough.
Divide dough in half.
Melt chocolate, and blend into half of the dough.
Chill both halves of the dough for 30 minutes
Remove both halves from refrigerator.
Roll plain dough out to 9 x 12 inches.
Roll chocolate dough out to same size.
Place chocolate dough on top of plain dough.
Roll up tightly, starting at wider side.
Wrap in parchment and chill the roll again for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
With a sharp knife, cut 3/16 inch thick slices from the roll.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7 - 10 minutes.
Remove with spatula to cool on a rack.
Makes 7 dozen cookies.
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