21 December 2009

Cookies: Chocolate Roll

Chocolate Roll Cookies
1 cup (6-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons milk, if needed
¾ cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon butter. Heat until chocolate is melted; stir to blend. Cool slightly. In separate bowl, cream ¾ cup butter. Add sugar gradually; cream until fluffy Add vanilla, flour and salt; mix well. If dough is too crumbly, mix in 2-3 teaspoons milk. Divide dough into thirds; roll each on lightly floured surface into 6x10-inch rectangle. Spread each with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture; sprinkle with ¼ cup nuts. Roll carefully to for 10-inch roll. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each roll into 1/4 –inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pan for about 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 9 dozen.

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