Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Chocolate Mini Chip Holiday Cookies
These cut-out cookies are dotted with mini chocolate chips and topped with frosting and a drizzle of melted chocolate for a special treat. Fun to make with kids.
Rating:
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes

 

 
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
16 ounces prepared vanilla frosting, colored if desired




PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1½ cups morsels. Divide dough in half. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL half of dough to ¼-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters. Lift from waxed paper; place on ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting; pipe with melted chocolate.

TO PIPE CHOCOLATE: Place remaining ½ cup morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave for 10 seconds; knead until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate.