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Chocolate Cookie Tarts

Tart Shell Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

Filling Ingredients:
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze Ingredients:
1 (1-ounce) square white chocolate
1/2 teaspoon shortening

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese in small bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining shell ingredients. Beat until well mixed and forms a dough.

Shape dough into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls with floured hands. Place one ball of dough into each ungreased mini muffin cup. Press dough evenly on bottom and up sides of muffin cup.

Melt baking chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in all remaining filling ingredients until smooth.

Spoon filling into each shell. Bake for 26 to 28 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Carefully remove tartlets from pan. Cool completely on cooling racks over waxed paper.

Melt white chocolate and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (45 to 60 seconds). Stir until smooth; drizzle glaze over tartlets.

Green Tomato Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups finely chopped or ground green tomatoes – about 2 medium
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine eggs, oil and vanilla extract, stirring well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in tomatoes and pecans.

Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.