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!

 

Ingredients
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

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

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

Hardware
Large bowl
Small microwave safe bowl
Cookie sheets
Plastic wrap
Mixer

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.

Decorating:
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.

Drumsticks:
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.

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