Chocolate Buttersweets Recipe

Buttery cookies, cream cheese, pecans, coconut and dark chocolate perfectly complement each other in these decadent cookies. I added this recipe to my collection over 40 years ago and it is still a favorite. Yesterday I made them with my granddaughter to share on Thanksgiving Day.

How to Make Chocolate Buttersweets

Chocolate Buttersweets are created in three steps: the cookie base, cream cheese filling, and chocolate topping. While it may look like a lot of work, it really doesn't take that long, and they are well worth the effort. This recipe makes about two dozen cookies.

Preparation

Before you get started, let butter and cream cheese soften to room temperature. It is also important to note that the cream cheese filling needs to be applied to the cookie while it is still warm, so plan to mix the filling when the cookies go into the oven.

I use a 1/2 teaspoon to create the indent.
I use a 1/2 teaspoon to create the indent.

Butter Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 to 1 1/4 c. flour (I use one cup)

Directions

  1. Cream butter, sugar, salt and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add flour.
  3. Shape by teaspoons full into balls.
  4. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Press an indentation in the center of each. (Cookies do flatten out when baked)
  6. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. (Do not overbake)

Add filling while cookies are warm.
Add filling while cookies are warm.

Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 c. sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (I prefer pecans)
  • 1/2 c. flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add coconut and nuts.
  3. Fill cookies while still warm.

Top with dark chocolate.
Top with dark chocolate.

Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate chips, water, and butter over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat when melted.
  3. Add confectioners sugar and beat until smooth

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. I keep them in the refrigerator for a firmer filling, but they are delicious at room temperature, too!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh my these look great, and I can't wait to try them.


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

They are soooo good. You'll have to let me know what you think when you make them.


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rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

These made my mouth water! I will definitely have to try to make these for Christmas for my family. Thank you!


Heather T 5 years ago

These look like a cookie/candy combo! Mmmm ... they sound so good.


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ChaplinSpeaks 5 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Nice pictures are always a seller for me to try a new recipe. Looks delicious!


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for the comment rlaha. They have become a Christmas classic for me. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

That's exactly what they are like Heather. A very satisfying treat.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Excellent hub!

They look so yummy! I'm going to give these a try. I like the easy to follow steps with the helpful pictures.

Thank you for sharing.

Bookmarked, voted up and useful!


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I like pictures, too, Chaplin. They are as delicious as they look!


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Great to hear Sannel. I like things to be easy to follow, too! You'll have to let me know what you think when you try them.


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europewalker 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipe, they sure look good, will have to give these a try.


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

They are very tasty and not really difficult to make. You'll have to let me know how you like them.


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DonnaCosmato 5 years ago from USA

This sounds like an absolutely delicious recipe and what's more, it is one of my favorite kind of recipes. I always look for short recipes with just a few ingredients and extremely simple instructions as I'm not much of a cook...but I love to eat, especially sweets. I'll let you know what the family thinks :)


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Great Donna. I learned to make these back in high school in my cooking class, so I've had this recipe for a loooong time and it is still a favorite.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Oh my... these look dangerously good. Great recipe! The photos are quite helpful, too!


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks Simone. I like to have pictures, too. You'll have to let me know if you try them.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

These looks so tasty and your photos are so descriptive that it looks easy too! I must try these:) Bookmarked, voted up and useful!

Tina


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Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you Tina! I promise they are tasty. They are a little extra work, but not really difficult to make. The extra effort is well worth it.


Zakgirl 4 years ago

Wow! Yum yum yum...


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Donna Sundblad 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi again Zakgirl, yes they are VERY yummy. Are you the same Zakgirl I knew long ago at Writer's Village?

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