Egg-Ceptional Easter Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES®
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 to 2 containers (16 oz.each) prepared vanilla frosting
PREHEAT oven to 350º F.
COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and
vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in
flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Press enough dough into greased and
floured tablespoon to make slightly rounded. Invert onto ungreased baking
sheets. Continue with remaining dough.
BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or just until golden around edges. Cool on baking
sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
TO COLOR FROSTING:
STIR food coloring into small amounts of frosting until desired color. For deep
colored frosting, use paste colors available in cake decorating shops.
TO PIPE FROSTING:
USE pastry bag fitted with small, plain or fluted tip, heavy-duty plastic bag
with tiny corner snipped off or plastic squeeze bottle with small tip.
TO DECORATE COOKIES:
FROST tops with white or colored frosting. Decorate as desired with remaining
morsels, piped frosting and colored sugars
Makes about 2 dozen cookies