Please help me figure out this cookie recipe!
Everybody in our family loves this "Drop Cookie". It is a round cookie, kind of thick, a little crispy on the outside but nice & flaky inside, with a round drop of chocolate on top. The chocolate looks like it's going to be hard, but when you bite into it, the chocolate is soft. They are from our favorite bakery in NJ, Colonial Bakery. I'm sure one of you guys can point me in the right direction. I'd love to surprise everybody on Christmas morning with this treat.
Butter-Nut Chocolate Dreams
2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup cream cheese
1 1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces baker's chocolate (semi-sweet)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup hazel nuts, macadamia nuts or pecans, chopped very fine
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together 1 cup of butter, sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese. Beat until fluffy. Combine with the flour, salt and chopped nuts to create a smooth dough.
Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into two pieces. Depending on the size of your hands and the space available, you may need to divide it into four pieces.
With your hands, shape the log into a roll about 1 inches in diameter. Cut the roll into 1/2 inch pieces, arrange these on an ungreased cookie sheet and press flat with a small custard dish or glass that has been dipped in granulated sugar..
Make thumb print in the center of each cookie.
Bake the cookies in a preheated 325 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
Remove from oven, spoon about a teaspoon of the chocolate into each of the thumb prints on each cookie and return to the oven for an additional 3 - 5 minutes or until golden.