Chocolate Drums Cookie Recipe

The chocolate drums cookie recipe is a perfect one to make with the children. These little gems will look so great sitting on a serving plate at your next holiday party!


1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Vanilla flavored candy coating, melted, slightly cooled
Decorator sugars and candies

Red licorice laces
Vanilla flavored candy coating, melted, slightly cooled

Large bowl
Small microwave safe bowl
Cookie sheets
Plastic wrap

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy (2-3 minutes).
Step 2: Reduce speed to low and add the flour and cocoa; beat until well mixed.
Step 3: Divide dough into fourths. Shape each fourth into a 7-inch roll about 1-inch in diameter. Wrap each roll with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 5: Cut rolls into 3/4-inch slices with a sharp knife. Place rolls 1 inch apart, cut side down, on ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 6: Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Let cookies set for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling surface. Cool completely.

Step 1: In a small microwave safe bowl, melt candy coating in microwave according to directions on package.
Step 2: Roll sides of drums in the melted candy coating. Immediately dip or roll in desired decorator sugars or candies. Let stand to harden.

Step 1: Cut licorice laces into 1 1/4-inch pieces.
Step 2: Dip one end of each piece into melted candy coating. Crisscross two drumsticks on top of each drum. Let stand to harden

The chocolate drums cookie recipe makes 24 drums.