Friday, December 2, 2011

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies

Annie is our oldest daughter and turning 18 in January.  Annie is so busy with school, college applications, etc that I was surprised when she picked up a Nestle Toll House Holiday Recipe book she saw while at the grocery store.  She saw a recipe that looked awesome and decided to make them.  I wasn't even home and she made them entirely by herself.  We LOVED them.  They were so yummy that we devoured them quickly. The only problem is the recipe only made 15 cookies - WHAT recipe only makes 15 cookies!!  We were just getting started... and they were gone. Great new recipe but I would totally double the recipe if going to the trouble!

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies (adapted from Nestle Toll House Holiday)

2 cups Nestle Toll House semi sweet morsels, divided
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional - we didn't use)

Chocolate Frosting:

1 Tbsp butter
1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 374.  Microwave 3/4 cup morsels in a small uncovered, mw safe bowl for 1 minutes and stir; MW at additional 15 minute intervals to melted.  Cool to room temperature.  Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy.  Beat in chocolate and egg.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in 3/4 cup morsels and nuts - drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased  (I always grease) baking sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are set but centers are soft.  Cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes then removed to a wire rack.  Cool completely.  Thinly frost centers of cookies.


Microwave remaining 1/2 cup morsels and butter in medium, uncovered bowl on high for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth - may need to microwave in 15 second intervals til melted and smooth.  Add powdered sugar, milk and stir until smooth!  YUM!

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