DIY Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Cookie Pops – Valentine’s Special

Delicious chocolate cookies topped with adorable hearts made out of frosting are just what you need to bring to your table on Valentine’s Day. 

Yield: 12 cookies

Skill Level: Beginner 

Prep Time: 30 Minutes 

All you will need is: 

1-¼ cups Sugar (granulated)

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

⅔ cup Butter (softened)

1 tablespoon Water

1 Egg

1-½ cups All-Purpose Flour

½ cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa

½ teaspoon Salt

¼ Wooden Ice Cream Sticks

Pink and White Frostings (for garnish)

Chocolate Sprinkles (for garnish)

Also See: Classic Boston Cream Pie – Christmas Special

All you need to do is: 

Pre-Heat the oven to 350⁰F.

Beat the sugar, butter, water and vanilla in a large bowl with a hand mixer until mixed well. 

Now, add in the egg and beat until combined.

Mix the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda together.

Now, slowly add the flour mix to the sugar mixture while beating on low speed until blended well.

Take ¼ cup dough and roll it into a ball and place on the ungreased baking sheet.

Insert the wooden ice cream sticks into each ball and flatten out a bit.

Bake for about 13-15 minutes until the center is set and the edges are firm.

Decorate the top of cookies with white and pink frostings to make hearts. Sprinkle as desired.

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Giant Toffee Gingerbread Cookie – Thanksgiving Special

This rich and decadent cheesecake is just what you need to enjoy with your Thanksgiving Dinner this time around. So go ahead and give it a try!

Yield: 40 cookies

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prep Time: 18 Minutes 

All you will need is: 

For Crust:

1-¼ cups Vanilla Wafer Crumbs

¼ cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa

¼ cup Powdered Sugar

¼ cup Butter (melted)

⅓ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (chopped)

For Cheesecake:

1 cup Whipping Cream (chilled)

1-⅓ cups Hershey’s Peanut Butter Chips 

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

8 ounces Cream Cheese

1 can Condensed Milk (sweet)

Peanut-Cocoa Crust

Also see: Chewy Cinnamon Chip Cookies – Thanksgiving Special

All you need to do is: 

For Crust:

Mix in the crumbs, cocoa, powdered sugar and melted butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Now, stir in the chopped peanut butter chips. Now press the pie dough on to the bottom of a springform pan.

For Cheesecake:

Prepare the crust and chill in the refrigerator. 

In a large separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and lemon juice until fluffy. Set aside for later use.

Put the peanut butter chips and condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at high for 1-2 minutes or until the chips are melted well and are smooth to stir. 

Now, add the melted chips to the cream cheese mixture and mix well until blended.

In another bowl beat the whipping cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined well.

Pour the mix on to the prepared crust. Cover the pie and refrigerate for about 6-8 hours or until firm.

Remove from the pan and serve chilled. Cover and refrigerate the leftover.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Chewy Cinnamon Chip Cookies – Thanksgiving Special

Packed with Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips inside and out, these chewy cookies are the perfect treat for the Thanksgiving Day tea-time treat. They are every cookie as well as a cinnamon lover’s dream.

Yield: 5 dozen Cookies  

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prep Time: 20 Minutes 

Also see: Glazed Cranberry Mini Cakes – Thanksgiving Special

All you will need is: 

For the Crust:

¾ cup Butter (softened)

¼ cup Corn Syrup (light)

1 Egg

1 cup Brown Sugar

¼ teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon Chips Drizzle (pre-made)

1 cup Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips 

⅔ cup Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips (additional)

1 cup Pecans or Walnuts (well ground)

2-½ cups All-Purpose Flour 

2 teaspoons Baking Soda

All you need to do is: 

In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy.

Now, add in the corn syrup and egg and beat well.

In a separate microwave-safe bowl, place the cinnamon chip and heat at medium for about 1 minute. Stir and re-heat if necessary, until melted well for 15 seconds intervals. 

Now, stir the melted chips into the butter mixture.

Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt and add it to the cinnamon chip mixture until blended.

Cover and chill the dough for about 2 hours or until firm to handle.

Pre-Heat the oven to about 350 to 375°F. shape the dough into balls and roll it into the chopped walnuts.

Place the balls on an ungreased cookie/baking sheet.

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until it is golden around the edges. 

Let them cool a bit and remove from sheet to a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Drizzle with Cinnamon Chip Glaze. Serve slightly warm and enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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