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Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  2 Hours 30 Minutes
  Makes about 32 cookies
If you love Rocky Road ice cream, wait until you try these chocolatey, marshmallowy treats. They are unusual and easy, a great combination, and the chocolate drizzle adds a whimsical final touch. For a personalized cookie, write chocolate initials on each sandwich.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Cookies:
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Filling:
Two  3-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
One 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
For the Chocolate Drizzle:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
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DIRECTIONS
FOR THE COOKIES:
Stir chocolate in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat until melted. Set aside. Using electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the sugar and baking powder. Beat in the melted chocolate, egg, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Shape dough into two 7-inch-long logs. Wrap with plastic. Chill dough until firm, about 2 hours.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cut dough logs crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake until edges of cookies are firm and bottoms are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack and cool.


FOR THE FILLING:
Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and marshmallow cream in large bowl until well blended. Stir in walnuts, pecans, or peanuts. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the filling over bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.


FOR THE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
Stir chocolate and shortening in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat until melted. Drizzle chocolate mixture over tops of cookies. Cover and refrigerate.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 32 cookies
Calories: 180
Fat. Total: 10g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 20g
Sodium: 30mg
% Cal. from Fat: 50%
Cholesterol: 28mg
Protein: 2g
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Rating: 5
by: Jolene Reviewed: 09/30/2012
Wonderful!
My husband said I could sell these-they are that good! They were easy to make and I will be making them again and again. Thank you!
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