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Anita Van Gundy Recipe: Bake-Off Contest 45, 2012

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Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012

Anita Van Gundy

Des Moines, Iowa

Prep Time: 30 Min

Total Time: 1 Hr 10 Min

Makes: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s® baking cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons Irish cream-flavored coffee syrup or Irish cream-flavored creamer
  • 1 ¼ cups Fisher® Deluxe Mixed Nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Unsalted or Salted Butter
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. In large bowl, mix cookie dough, cocoa and 2 tablespoons of the flavored syrup with wooden spoon or knead with hands until well blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of the nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
    1. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, remaining 2 tablespoons flavored syrup, vanilla and enough milk for desired frosting consistency with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth.
    3. Frost cooled cookies; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts. Store loosely covered.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)

  1. Calories 240
  2. (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
  • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
  • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
  • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 2g;

Percent Daily Value*:

  • Vitamin A 0.00%;
  • Vitamin C 0.00%;
  • Calcium 0.00%;
  • Iron 4.00%;

Exchanges:

  • 1 Starch;
  • 0 Fruit;
  • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
  • 0 Skim Milk;
  • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
  • 0 Milk;
  • 0 Vegetable;
  • 0 Very Lean Meat;
  • 0 Lean Meat;
  • 0 High-Fat Meat;
  • 2 1/2 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choices:

  1. 2;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.