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Fudge-Filled Sandies

 Fudge-Filled Sandies
I dream of one day owning a cookie shop. Until then, I'll delight friends and family with my homemade concoctions. These cookies are like pecan sandies, but I've added a touch of delicious chocolate.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture
  • and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the
  • center of each. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Roll warm cookies in additional confectioners' sugar; cool
  • on wire racks.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the
  • corn syrup, water and shortening. Spoon or pipe into cooled cookies.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.

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Fudge-Filled Sandies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 189 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.