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Special Chocolate Treats

 Special Chocolate Treats
Mrs. Walter Marx of Wabasha, Minnesota serves these lovely cookies to guests. "They freeze well," she notes.
42 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING/GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in vanilla and salt. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and
  • refrigerate.
  • For filling, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe
  • bowl; stir until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup for glaze. To remaining
  • chocolate, stir in the pecans, milk, vanilla and salt. Cover and
  • refrigerate until cool, about 15 minutes.

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Special Chocolate Treats (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Place a 16-in. x 12-in. piece of foil in a greased baking sheet;
  • lightly sprinkle with flour. Divide dough in half; place one portion
  • on foil. Roll into a 14-in. x 5-in. rectangle. Spread half of the
  • filling lengthwise on half of the dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • Using foil, fold dough over filling; seal edges. Repeat with
  • remaining dough and filling. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or
  • until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • For glaze, warm reserved chocolate; stir in corn syrup and water.
  • Spread over cookies. Cool completely. Cut widthwise into 3/4-in.
  • strips. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 111 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.