Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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These fudgy cookies, with a sweet almond frosting, are deliciously indulgent.
Heat oven to 325°F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.
Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolk, continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Make small indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of teaspoon.
Bake 10-11 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine all filling ingredients except half & half in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough half & half for desired piping consistency.
Spoon filling into large disposable pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe filling into indent in each cookie. Insert 5 sliced almonds sideways in a spiral pattern into filling.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
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