Friday, April 13, 2012

Decadent Chocolate Filled Cookies

by Cindy

I love the theme for this week because I could pick out almost any recipe and it wouldn't matter.  Christy asked me the other day what catagory I would like to pick for the next week, and I was super busy at the time and didn't want to think about it so I said "chocolate."  She sent back "lol"and I laughed out loud myself at her reply.  It was kind of funny but that's my go to food.  I think I would choose chocolate over many many things. Chocolate seems to comfort me and I do love it!

I always try to take something really good to potlucks, because it can be a real competition to see what gets eaten first.  It's a silent competition because no one really admits there is one.  That's one of the best ways to get good new recipes too.  You get to try new foods and ask for the recipes when you're finished.  
I have been wanting to make this chocolate cookie recipe for a while, and these cookies would be perfect for a cookout or potluck and they are chocolate (lol).  Donna, who works in the office next door to my office gave me this recipe.  It has a cookie crust with a gooey chocolate layer and  cookie dollops on top.  It's a easy recipe and really is decedantly good!!  Thanks Donna for sharing this really delicious cookie recipe.  I loved it!

Decadent Chocolate Filled Cookies

1 cup semi softened butter (or margarine)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 t salt
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 6-oz pkg (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 t vanilla

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.
Add flour, sugar and salt, beat on low speed until combined  Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2 baking pan.  Save remainder for topping cookies.
In a large saucepan, combine condensed milk and chocolate chips.  Stir over low heat till chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat.  Stir in nuts and vanilla.  Spread chocolate mixture over crust.  Use remaining crust mixture to "sprinkle/dollop" over chocolate mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until golden.  Cool.  Cut into squares.

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