Chocolate chip tea cakes

I think I got this out of the newspaper on a Nestle add around 20 years ago. These are really nice and very cute cookies. This is the original recipe. I am going to see if it can be veganized with coconut oil. 

 

1c. butter softened

1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar

1 t. vanilla extract

2 c. all purpose flour

2/3 c. finely chopped nuts

2 c. semi sweet chocolate bits

 

Beat together butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and nuts. Stir in 1 and 1/2 c. chocolate bits. Roll into one inch balls and bake at 350 for 10 or 12 minutes- till the bottom turns slightly brown. Cool for two minutes on the baking sheet then move to wire rack to cool completely. 

 

Microwave the remaining chocolate in a heavy plastic zip loc bag. Cut a tiny bit from the corner of the bag and drizzle chocolate on cookies when they are completely cool.