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Chocolate Chip-Jam Strips

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  • 60 min prep time
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  • 10 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Hide a sweet pocket of raspberry jam under semisweet chocolate to make these surprisingly easy bars.

Cookies

2/3
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup sugar
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup seedless raspberry jam

Icing

1/3
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add almond extract and egg; blend well. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
  • 2 Divide dough into 4 equal parts. On lightly floured surface, shape each part into 12-inch roll. Place rolls about 3 inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets. Using handle of wooden spoon or finger, make depression about 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep lengthwise down center of each roll. Fill each roll with 2 tablespoons jam.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown, switching cookie sheets halfway through baking time. Cool 5 minutes. Cut each baked roll diagonally into 12 cookies; place on wire racks. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small microwave-safe bowl, combine icing ingredients. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring every 10 seconds, until chocolate is melted and can be stirred smooth. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies. Let stand until icing is set before storing. Store in loosely covered container.

Expert Tips

Stir the jam before using it to fill these cookies.

Seedless raspberry jam looks brighter and clearer than jam with seeds.

Try strawberry jam or apricot preserves instead of raspberry jam.

This quick-to-fix recipe yields lots of cookies to share - it's perfect for holiday cookie swaps.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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