Mashed potatoes in cookies?! Unbelievable?! Sshhh, let's keep the secret to these can't-get-enough-of-'em Chocolate Potato Cookies until everybody tastes 'em!
Makes: about 4-1/2 dozen cookies
Cooking Time: 10 min
What You'll Need:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup unseasoned mashed potatoes, at room temperature (see Note)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 (16-ounce) container chocolate fudge frosting
1/4 cup nonpareil candies
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, cream together brown sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract, mixing well. Add melted chocolate and mashed potatoes, beating until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to brown sugar mixture, stirring until smooth. Mix in nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake 10 minutes, or until cookies spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Remove cookies from oven and wait 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool slightly. Frost warm cookies and sprinkle with nonpareils.
Sunday, April 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:30:09 GMT
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