Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

From NESTLE

Makes 4 dozen cookies

 

Tiny chocolate morsels are baked into these colorful shamrock-shaped cookies for a sparkly St. Patrick’s Day treat.

 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

2 tablespoons green colored sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.Combine flour and baking powder in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels. Refrigerate for a few minutes until firm.

3.Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; place three together to form shamrock shape on ungreased baking sheets. Roll small amount of dough to form stem. Sprinkle cookies with green sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

4.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

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