Chocolate Potato Cookies

1 c. butter
2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
4 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 c. mashed potatoes
1/2 c. nuts (opt.)
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. buttermilk

Cream butter and sugar; mix in vanilla and eggs. Blend in chocolate, potatoes and nuts. Mix dry ingredients with buttermilk. Mix just enough after each addition to combine ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 12 to 13 minutes. Cool; and frost, if desired, with chocolate frosting.

Adelaide Naas