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Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies Recipe

Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies Recipe

I combined my favorite cookie and ice cream into one dessert. With so many delicious flavors going on, it's hard to eat just one. — Erica Ingram, Lakewood, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups finely chopped pistachios, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups finely chopped dried cherries, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in 1 cup each pistachios and cherries.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; sprinkle with remaining pistachios and cherries. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 105 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.