Recipe courtesy of Nestle

Frosted Double Chocolate Cookies

  • Total: 46 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 15 Cookies
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Ingredients

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened

½ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

½ cup chopped nuts, (optional)

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2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1¼ cups sifted powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. MICROWAVE ¾ cup morsels in a small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. BEAT butter, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in ¾ cup morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Thinly frost centers of cookies with chocolate frosting.
  5. FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  6. MICROWAVE remaining 1/2 cup morsels and butter in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Add powdered suar and milk; stir until smooth.
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