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Chocolate Pillows

Chocolate Pillows

Chocolate Pillows

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Chocolate Pillows
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Course: Cookie Press Cookies, Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Chocolate-filled strips made with a cookie press.


  • 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.


  • Posted by “Ann in NH” to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com.
  • The photo of the recipe is actually of Candy Bar Cushions, but the technique is very similar. The dough ingredients are different, they use Hershey’s chocolate instead of Nestle’s, and they separate the cookies before baking.
  • Photos courtesy of author K.B. Owen, whose talents as a baker are only overshadowed by her extraordinary talents as a writer of historical mysteries. Check out her novels (and recipes) at Kbowenmysteries.com.


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The hardest part was manipulating the press, but once I figured out how to keep the strips even, it was easy. And they are DELICIOUS.
- AimeeG

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.
- Doreen

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!
- A Baker

fun to make and Yummy!!!
- A Baker

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!
- A Baker
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