Rockin' around the Christmas Tree Cookies

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree Cookies

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediate

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories0
Calories from Fat0
Total Fat0 g0% DV
Saturated Fat0 g0% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0% DV
Sodium0 mg0% DV
Total Carbohydrates0 g0% DV
Dietary Fiber g0% DV
Sugars0 g
Protein0 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron0% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories0
Calories from Fat0
Total Fat0 g0% DV
Saturated Fat0 g0% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0% DV
Sodium0 mg0% DV
Total Carbohydrates0 g0% DV
Dietary Fiber g0% DV
Sugars0 g
Protein0 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron0% DV
  • CHOCOLATE COOKIES:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) , room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
  • HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Additional powdered sugar

Directions

  • For the cookies:
  • 1. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until well incorporated.
  • 3. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • 4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, beating on lowest speed. Continue to mix on the lowest setting until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
  • 5. Divide the dough in half and shape into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 6. When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside.
  • 7. Roll one portion of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • 8. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
  • 9. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
  • 10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • 11. After the cookies come out of the oven, place the KISSES Candy and chocolate chips on half of the cookies as decorations when the cookies are warm, not hot, so as to have the chocolate stick on the cookies, but not melt.
  • 12. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 13. Repeat steps 7 through 12 with second portion of dough.
  • For the filling:
  • 1. Combine the butter, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt and beat until combined.
  • 2. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the filling comes together. It should be a little stiffer than cupcake frosting.
  • Assemble the cookies:
  • 1. Transfer the filling to a piping bag and pipe the filling onto the half of the cookies that are not decorated.
  • 2. Top with the decorated cookies to form the cookie sandwiches.
  • Recipe created for The Hershey Company by Dara Yu.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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