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Chocolate X and O Cookies Recipe

Chocolate X and O Cookies
Fun for Kids Intermediate

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Decorating icing


  • 1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in corn syrup.
  • 2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle.
  • 3. Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into X and O shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake 5 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Decorate as desired with icing. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
  • To shape X's: Shape rounded teaspoons of dough into 3-inch logs. Place 1 log on cookie sheet; press lightly in center. Place another 3-inch log on top of first one, forming X shape.
  • To shape O's: Shape rounded teaspoons of dough into 5-inch logs. Connect ends, pressing lightly, forming O shape.

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