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Greeting Card Cookies

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SKILL LEVEL : expertPREP TIME : 30  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories330
Calories from Fat120
Total Fat14 g22% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol40 mg13% DV
Sodium200 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates52 g17% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars39 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron8% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories330
Calories from Fat120
Total Fat14 g22% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol40 mg13% DV
Sodium200 mg8% DV
Total Carbohydrates52 g17% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars39 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron8% DV
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • DECORATIVE FROSTING (recipe follows)
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • 1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Cut cardboard rectangle for pattern, 2-1/2 x 4 inches; wrap in plastic wrap.
  • 2. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. On lightly floured board or between two pieces of wax paper, roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. For each cookie, place pattern on dough; cut through dough around pattern with sharp paring knife. (Save dough trimmings and reroll for remaining cookies.) Carefully place cutouts on prepared cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. (If cookies have lost their shape, trim irregular edges while cookies are still hot.) Carefully transfer to wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
  • 4. Prepare DECORATIVE FROSTING; spoon into pastry bag fitted with decorating tip. Pipe names or greetings onto cookies; decorate as desired. Makes about 12 cookies.
  • DECORATIVE FROSTING: Beat 3 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup shortening in small bowl; gradually add 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, beating until smooth and slightly thickened. Cover until ready to use. If desired, divide frosting into two bowls; tint each a different color with food color.

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