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Envelopes of Fudge

Sealed inside a golden crust is a delicious special delivery—a fudgy walnut filling that's almost like a brownie. These cookies are like two treats in one. —Donna Nowicki, Center City, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    25 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in flour. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat butter, sugar and baking cocoa until blended. Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and salt. Stir in walnuts.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-1/2-in. square; cut into twenty-five 2-1/2-in. squares.
  • Place a rounded teaspoonful of filling in center of each square. Bring two opposite corners to center. Moisten edges with water and pinch to seal. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 119 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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