Friday, November 7, 2008

Holiday Cookies On A Stick

Childrens' eyes will light up when you serve these fun holiday cookies. Better yet, have them help! A truly memorable holiday experience.
Estimated Times Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 14 mins
Servings: 15 large cookies


1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Holiday Morsels
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 wooden craft sticks
1 container (16 oz.) prepared cream cheese frosting


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE morsels in small bowl; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsel mixture. Drop dough by level 1/4 cup measure 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Shape into mounds with floured fingers; press down slightly. Insert wooden stick into side of each mound.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 3 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

SPREAD frosting on tops of cookies. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.