Almond Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Almond Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Filling

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 55  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories110
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8 g12% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol30 mg10% DV
Sodium40 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates10 g3% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars6 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron2% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories110
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8 g12% DV
Saturated Fat4 g23% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol30 mg10% DV
Sodium40 mg2% DV
Total Carbohydrates10 g3% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars6 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron2% DV
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds , toasted*
  • 1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks) , softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING (recipe follows)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  • 1. Finely chop almonds; set aside.
  • 2. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and almond extract; beat well. Gradually add flour, beating until well blended. Stir in almonds. Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • 3. Heat oven to 350°F. On well-floured surface, roll about one-fourth of dough to about 1/8-inch thickness (keep remaining dough in refrigerator). Using 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut into equal number of rounds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Spread about one measuring teaspoonful CHOCOLATE FILLING onto bottom of one cookie. Top with second cookie; gently press together. Repeat with remaining cookies. Allow filling to set, about 1 hour. Lightly sift powdered sugar over top of cookies, if desired. Cover; store at room temperature. Makes about 44 sandwich cookies.
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING: Combine 1 cup HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips** and 1/3 cup whipping cream in small saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Cool about 20 minutes or until slightly thickened and spreadable. About 1 cup filling.
  • * To toast almonds: Heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.
  • **HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips may also be used.
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