Moist, delicious and almost brownie-like, you will love these heart-healthy cookies!
Makes 32 cookies ( 3 points +)
- 6T. butter, softened
- ¾ c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
- 1-⅓ c. flour
- ⅓ c. dried cherries
- ⅓ c. sliced almonds
In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg, egg yolk until smooth. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir in flour, then fold in cherries and almonds. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven for 350. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool; drizzle with chocolate almond glaze.
Chocolate Almond Glaze:
In a small saucepan, combine 1 oz. bittersweet chocolate and 1 T. butter. Heat and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1 c. powdered sugar, 2 T. fat-free milk and ⅛ tsp. almond extract. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
from Better Homes and Gardens