Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

Aunt Helen's Filled Cookies

Prep:
30 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
120 mins
Yields:
36 cookies (3 dozen)

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.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/36 cookies (3 dozen) of recipe
  • Calories 150
  • Calories from Fat 70

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 50mg 2%
  • Carbohydrates 20g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 3%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 2%

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