“Terrific for your Christmas cookie trays. The recipe comes from Southern Living.”
3 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookie
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped toasted almond, divided
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Filling
  • 34 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. Combine flour, 1/2 cup almonds, and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat butter until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, beating just until blended. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Cover dough, and chill 1 hour.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in remaining 1/2 cup almonds. Place about 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheets; gently press an indentation into center of each cookie with thumb.
  6. Bake at 350° for 14 minutes or until set; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Chocolate Filling: Combine chocolate morsels and cream in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Whisk until smooth. Cool 20 minutes, and stir well; cool 8 more minutes.
  8. Spoon or pipe about 1/2 teaspoon Chocolate Filling into indentation of each cooled cookie.

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