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Filled Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • CREAMY STRAWBERRY FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

How to Make

  • 1. Prepare CREAMY STRAWBERRY FILLING; refrigerate.
  • 2. Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until mixture is well blended. Drop by lightly heaping tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or just until cookies are puffed and soft-set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.
  • 4. Spread bottom of one cookie with about 1 tablespoon filling; cover with another cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Makes about 30 filled cookies.
  • CREAMY STRAWBERRY FILLING
  • 1 container (8 oz.) soft cream cheese with strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry spreadable fruit
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 lb. (3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar
  • Red food color (optional)
  • In small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add spreadable fruit, vanilla and salt; beat until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in food color, if desired. About 2-1/2 cups filling.