Best in Dough submission: Chocolate Frosted Christmas Cookies

November 30, 2009 6:36:59 PM PST
ABC7 Chicago is happy to announce the 'Best in Dough' holiday cookie contest is back this year.Chocolate Frosted Christmas Cookies
Submitted by Marilyn Thiel of St. John, Ind.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour

Cream butter,add sugar,salt,vanilla and cream well. Slowly add flour. Shape by teaspoonsful into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make a depression in center of each. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Fill while warm, cool, then frost.

CREAMY NUT FILLING:
1 [3oz.pkg.] cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
2 tblsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Cream ingredients well and stir in chopped walnuts and flaked coconut.

CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
Melt:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tblsp. butter
2 Tblsp. water
Add:
1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar and beat smooth

Makes 33

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Enjoy!


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