Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
30 (3-inch) cookies

Christmas cookies just got better! Chocolate cookies drizzled with HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and Premier White Creme Chips making for a fun and delicious holiday treat!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Bake Time
10 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

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Directions

Equipment Needed 

Large Mixing Bowl
Large Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Oven
Oven
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Cookie Cutters
Cookie Cutters
Cookie Sheet
Cookie Sheet
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
Microwave
Microwave
1

Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl just until well blended. Add eggs; beat until combined.

2

Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until dough gathers into ball and pulls away from the mixing bowl sides. Divide dough into 4 equal sections; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3

Heat oven to 350° F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper. One dough section at a time, roll out to about 1/4-inch thickness between two pieces of parchment or wax paper. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer to prepared cookie sheet.

4

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove cookie sheet from oven to wire rack. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before removing. Repeat rolling and baking cookie dough until all cookies are made.

5

Line several cookie sheets or trays with parchment paper; place cooled cookies on prepared sheets. Place milk chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over cookies.

6

Repeat melting and drizzling procedure with white creme chips and remaining shortening. Allow drizzles to firm. Store cookies flat in one layer in cool, dry place or in refrigerator.

Tip

For a little sparkle, sprinkle sugar over drizzles before they firm.

Note: This recipe contains no leavening agent resulting in sharp clean cookie edges.

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