Mr. Food

Chocolate Potato Cookies

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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:
Cooking Time: 10 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 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.
  • Note: Use only real mashed potatoes in this recipe.

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