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Chocolate Pillows


Chocolate-filled strips made with a cookie press.

Makes about 48

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
10 Nestle's chocolate candy bars
chocolate jimmies (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Sift flour and salt together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Using a cookie press with the saw-tooth plate, press dough into long strips onto ungreased cookie sheet. Break up candy bars into 1-inch pieces. Place 1/4-inch apart on top of dough. Press another strip of dough over candy, covering completely. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies (optional). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cut into bite-size pieces immediately. Cool cookie sheets completely between batches.

Note: Posted by "Ann in NH" to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com.

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  Doreen in N.Y.  Aug 1, 2012
Would make this again.
To Jessica in N.J. - Make sure the butter is soft, really soft, make sure the egg is at least a large, I sometimes use extra large. If it still seems crumbly, add a bit more egg or a dash of vanilla. You could also cut the flour or sugar a bit before and add it after. We have this as a fmaily recipe for well over 50 years and never had a single problem. My mother, who recently passed, insisted on using hersher kisses, although I found them difficult to layer. I used cadbury bars or bliss pieces and they went over well. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Birmingham, AL  Dec 10, 2011
Would make this again.
This has been a family favorite for more than 40 years. My aunt originally found this recipe in the Bake-off cookbooks that used to be published many years ago. We call these Hershey Bar Cookies and we continue to try different things, such as adding peanut butter on top of the chocolate pcs. before adding the top layer of dough, using flavored chocolate bars, such as mint, adding coconut or nuts as the decoration. SOOOOO good! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Utah  Dec 21, 2010
Would make this again.
fun to make and Yummy!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Florida  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
First time using a cookie press. This recipe was extremely easy to do even for a novice like me ;) Perfect consistency after a short chill in the refrigerator. Will def. keep on hand for future use! 5 stars

  Jessica in NJ  Jan 14, 2010
Would make this again.
I did something wrong, but I can't figure out what. My cookie dough was super crumbly and fell apart. Anyone know why that could have happened? I was so excited for these cookies too! Argh.

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