Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 36 cookies (3 dozen)

Description

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookie recipe was created by Dolores Valente, North Arlington, NJ. It is a delicious cookie filled with almonds and Nestlé Toll House Premier White Morsels. This makes a great treat on a dessert table.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (12 1/2-oz. can) almond cake and pastry filling, divided
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted and finely chopped, divided
  • Sifted powdered sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheet.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

COMBINE egg, milk and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well. Add to flour mixture; stir with fork just until moistened. Form a ball with dough; divide dough in half. Cover; refrigerate for about 1 hour or until dough becomes easy to handle.

ROLL each half of dough on floured surface to 12 x 6-inch rectangle. Spread each rectangle with half of pastry filling to within 1-inch of edge. Top each filling with 1 cup morsels and half the nuts. Brush edges of each rectangle with water. Bring two long sides of each rectangle together over filling; seal seams and ends of each rectangle. Carefully transfer each rectangle, seam side down, with a pastry cloth or long metal spatula to prepared baking sheet about 3 inches apart.

BAKE 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut each loaf into eighteen 1/2 inch-thick slices.

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

by c. christine , Johnstown, NY on Apr. 2009

These cookies were so easy to make. I wasn't sure how the almond filling would go over, but it was a big hit. This cookie has become a new family favorite!

Perfect with coffee

by R. Regina , California on Oct. 2008

These cookies were delicious. I served it at a open house and paired it with coffee- what a hit! I also tried it with the swirled morsels- tasted even better!

very nice cookie

by A. ANNE , HORSEHEADS, NY on May. 2008

made these for my future son in laws college graduation party. They were a hit!

Filled cookies

by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Aug. 2007

I enjoyed making these cookies. And everyone enjoyed eating them. They are easy to make and taste great.

Delicious

by C. Carolee , CHATHAM, VA on Jun. 2007

Made these cookies yesterday. Changed the nuts to walnuts, but kept everything else the same. We made a pot of expresso coffee and enjoyed the flavors of the cookies along with our coffee. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Thanks to Aunt Helen especially!

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

by c. cecyl , WASHINGTON, DC on Mar. 2007

I have made MANY a cookie in my day, but these are SO scrumptious, buttery and flaky. One of the Very Best recipes I've made. When I ran out of Almond filling, I used Poppy Seed and added lemon zest. When I ran out of that, I used jams and preserves. Can't beat this "cookie" - Very Versitile. Keep the recipes coming. Many thanks.

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Mar. 2007

Aunt Helen, you are a great lady! These cookies are soooo good! It is VERY hard to have just one or two (or three or four). Light and delicious. Everyone will love this fantastic treat!

Aunt Helen's filed cookies

by J. Jodi , ALMA, MI on Mar. 2007

I love to bake different kinds of cookies. When I saw this recipe, I thought it may be hard to do a filed cookie. I tried it anyway and it was so easy. Not to mention they were excellent. I usually like to bake with the kids, but I don't think this one is a good one to try with your kids until you have made them a couple times.

ADD ALITTLE LOVE

by k. kathleen , CORPUS CHRISTI, TX on Mar. 2007

THESE ARE AWESOME. I ALTERED THIS RECIPE BY ADDING APPLE PIE FILLING/CHERRY -YOU'RE CHOICE ( JUICES RESERVED & STRAINED) & CREAM CHEESE. THEY ARE BOTH OOOHH SOOO GOOD. SPRINKLED W/ POWDER SUGAR & THE JUICES WERE USED TO DRIZZLE ATOP BEFORE SERVING

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

by M. Mary , CAPE CORAL, FL on Oct. 2006

This is a great cookie recipe. My husband liked the almond filling as most cookies call for walnuts or pecans. One of the things I like about this cookie is that you can get creative with your fillings. I did one with dates, walnuts and white morsels and also one with apricots, walnuts and white morsels. Delicious!