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Holiday Cookies on a Stick


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
18 (3-1/2 in.) cookies

Chocolate cocoa cookies get into the holiday spirit when decorated with icing, colored sugar and HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Milk Chocolates. Decorate festive motifs, such as a tree, candy cane, holly, Santa and star shapes, then put the cookies on a stick.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 2-1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • about 18
    wooden ice cream sticks
  • 1 tub
    vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (optional)
  • HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Chips, decorating icing in tube, colored sugar, candy sprinkles

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
bowl bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
pan cookie sheet
chef hat wide spatula
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F.


Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.


Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart. Shape into balls. Insert wooden stick about three-fourths of the way into side of each ball. Flatten slightly.


Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. (Cookies will spread during baking.) cool 3 minutes; using a wide spatula, carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Spread with frosting, if desired. Decorate as desired with holiday motifs, such as a star, tree, candy cane, holly and Santa using decorating icing and garnishes. Makes about 18 (3-1/2 inch) cookies.

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