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These chocolate cut-out cookies are a nice
contrast to the usual plain sugar cookies.
- 1 (8-ounce) box NESTLÉ® TOLL
HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 (16-ounce) container prepared vanilla frosting, colored as
desired (or colored icing in tubes)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Microwave baking bars in a medium, microwave-safe
bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional
10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in
a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl until
creamy; beat in corn syrup and melted chocolate. Alternately
beat in flour mixture and water. Shape dough into 2 round discs;
wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.
- Roll each disc to 1/4-inch thickness between
two sheets of waxed paper. Cut with cookie cutters; place on
ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate if dough becomes too soft.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until set.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to
cool completely. Decorate as desired.
Makes 3 dozen.
Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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