2 recipes Butter Cookie dough (below)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, or almonds
1 cup vanilla frosting
Red and green decorating gel
2-inch round cookie cutter
24 lollipop sticks
Butter Cookie Recipe
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl. Add
baking powder and salt; mix well.
Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours,
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough on floured surface
inch thickness. Cut out 48 circles using cookie cutter.
Place 24 circles on
sheets. Combine melted chocolate and hazelnuts. Spoon rounded 1/2 tsp. chocolate
mixture in center of each dough circle on cookie sheet.
Place lollipop sticks
on circles so
that tips of sticks are imbedded in filling.
Top with remaining dough circles;
seal edges of
dough together with floured fork tines.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges begin
Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Frost tops and sides of cookies with
frosting. Decorate with decorating gel and colored sugars.
Makes 2 dozen sandwich