Wednesday, September 22, 2010


4 oz. bar sweet cooking chocolate
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 oz. tube almond paste
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate in milk, stirring occasionally until smooth. In large bowl, beat 1/4 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Blend in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and salt; mix well.Using rounded teaspoon of dough, shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indentation in center of each cookie. Fill each with scant 1/4 teaspoonful of the almond paste; press dough around filling to cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets; roll in sugar. 4 dozen cookies.


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