Makes about 12 cookies
Chocolate cookie pops decked out in hearts are a great way to tell someone you love them. The pops can be handed out to your favorite love bugs, or tied with cellophane and given as a gift.
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
12 wooden ice cream sticks
White and Pink Frostings, garnish
Decorator’s sugars and colored sprinkles, garnish
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter, sugar, water, and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer, until well blended. Add egg; beat well.
2.Stir together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. (If necessary, refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle.)
3.Roll 1/4 cup dough into ball; place on ungreased cookie sheet, 3 cookies per sheet. (Cookies spread while baking.) Insert wooden stick about three quarters of the way into side of each ball. Flatten slightly.
4.Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until outside edges are firm and center is set. Cool several minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
5.Decorate tops of cookies with white and pink frostings to make hearts or Valentine messages. Sprinkle with decorator’s sugars or sprinkles, if desired.
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