Fudge-Filled Dessert Strips

I guess it's time to start thinking about Christmas cookies. Or if I wait long enough I will not have to bother. This really isn't a cookie, but it looks like a filled cookie, sort of. These are very easy and absolutely delicious. I will find any excuse, at any time of the year to make these.

Lots of butter, cream cheese and walnuts, how bad could they be!

Fudge-Filled Dessert Strips
36 pieces
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1 cup butter, softened
1 package (8-ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups (12-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chopped walnuts
Confectioners' sugar, optional

In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy, Gradually add the flour and mix well.

Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. Divide dough into fourths; cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and milk; stir until smooth. Stir in Walnuts. Cool to room temperature.

Roll each portion of dough onto an ungreased baked sheet into an 11-inch x 6 1/2-inch rectangle. Spread 3/4 cup chocolate filling down the center of each rectangle. Fold long sides to the center; press to seal all edges. Turn over so the seam sides are down.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 27-32 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Cut into 1/2-inch slices. Dust with confectioners' sugar if you like.