Chocolate Buttersweets

Rich, buttery cookies hold a coconut-and-cream cheese filling. A touch of chocolate on top adds even more decadent flavor!

  • prep time 1 hr 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
to 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut

Frosting

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons water
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until blended. Gradually beat in 1 to 1 1/4 cups flour until soft dough forms.
  • 2 Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. With thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Stir in walnuts and coconut.
  • 4 Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon filling into each cookie. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and the water over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chips are melted. Remove from heat. With spoon, beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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