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Chocolate Cookie Treats

Makes: 30 servings
Serving size: 1 cookie Yield: 30 (2-inch) cookies
Prep 45 mins Chill 1 hr Cool 1 hr Bake 350°F 10 mins to 12 mins  per batch
Chocolate Cookie Treats
Ingredients
  • 1  ounce  sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 5  tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1  cup  white granulated sugar
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  egg yolk
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 1/3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/3  cup  unsalted walnuts, finely chopped
  • 30  walnut halves
  •  Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)
  •  Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. While chocolate cools, beat butter in a medium bowl on medium-high speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Add granulated sugar, beating until creamy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, beating well. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir in flour and chopped walnuts. Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Press a walnut half into top of each cookie. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Spoon Chocolate Glaze evenly over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Store the cookies in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

Chocolate Glaze
Ingredients
  • 1  ounce  sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate
  • 1  tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  nonfat milk
Directions

1. Melt sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate and unsalted butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and nonfat milk, and blend well.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Cookie Treats)
  • Servings Per Recipe 30,
  • cal. (kcal) 118,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 20,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 17,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 12,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 4,
  • Potassium (mg) 33,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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