Chocolate Potato Cookies

By: Mr. Food
By: Mr. Food

Chocolate Potato Cookies

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: about 4-1/2 dozen cookies

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:
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.

2.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.

3.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.

4.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.

•Use only real mashed potatoes in this recipe.

•Wanna try another cookie recipe with a secret ingredient? Then try our Chocolate Mint Surprise Cookies!



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