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For Chocolate Chip Dough: Beat butter with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat
in egg and vanilla until blended. Mix in Equal and brown sugar until combined. Combine
flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
dough into circle about 1/2-inch thick Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze while
preparing Fudge Nut Filling.
For Fudge Nut Filling: Combine Equal, flour, cocoa, nuts, baking powder and salt.
Beat applesauce, butter, eggs and vanilla extract until blended. Stir in combined flour
mixture until well blended.
Remove Chocolate Chip Dough from freezer. Spread approximately 1 rounded tablespoonful
of dough in each of 24 mini-muffin pans. Fill each with Fudge Nut Filling to top
Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven 15 to 18 minutes.
Let cool in muffin pans
about 5 minutes; remove and cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight container
at room temperature.
Makes 2 dozen
Nutrition information per serving: 138 cal., 2 g pro., 14 g carb., 8 g fat,
41 mg chol., 106 mg sodium