Raspberry Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

In honor of Valentine's Day I decided to make a few treats  [as a surprise for Nick and his work buddies]- the next few entries will reflect my cooking craze from earlier today. While I love chocolate, I do have a threshold. I was around SO much of it this morning that I cannot get the smell out of my head and now I do not know if I will make anything chocolaty for a long time. 

Here are the ingredients you will need for these yummy Raspberry Stuffed Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1 box chocolate brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Red Raspberry Preserves - buy a jar and use as much as you like, but beware it becomes messy with too much preserves between the cookies
  • powdered sugar
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix and flour. Add butter, egg and vanilla; stir until blended
  • Let dough stand 15 minutes for easier handling
  • Shape dough into 24 balls
  • Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set and tops appear dry
  • Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute, remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes
  • Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves on bottom of 1 cookie; top with another cookie, bottom side down.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and place a raspberry on the top of each cookie
Adapted from Pillsbury
This is a pretty awesome treat and it is relatively easy!! I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

Until next time, Happy Baking! :)