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Frosted Chocolate Cookies

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 30
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Super-size double-chocolate cookies offer super chocolate satisfaction.

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup buttermilk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped nuts
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles, if desired

Frosting

2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons hot water

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the buttermilk, vanilla, egg and 2 oz melted chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. Stir in nuts.
  • 2 Onto greased cookie sheets, drop dough by level 1/4 cupfuls or #16 cookie/ice cream scoop about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly with fork.
  • 3 Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In 2-quart saucepan, melt 2 oz chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. (If frosting is too thick, stir in additional water. If frosting is too thin, stir in additional powdered sugar.) Spread frosting on cooled cookies. If desired, draw tines of fork through frosting to make wavy lines. Decorate with candy sprinkles.

Expert Tips

A decorating comb makes quick work of the decorative frosting technique used. Find decorating combs in craft or cake decorating supply stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
160mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
24g
24%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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