Chocolate Cookie Stacks Recipe

Individual Chocolate Cookie Stacks

Assemble this easy yet elegant-looking dessert to "wow" your quests..

45 min. prep time
8 servings
000 Ratings



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup ground almonds, toasted
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Large grain sugar
1/4 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

Vanilla Cream

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Chocolate syrup
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
Fresh mint leaves, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine flour, ground almonds and cocoa in bowl. Set aside.

Combine butter and 1/2 cup sugar in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter into 18 circles. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cut 2 circles into fourths. (Do not separate.)

Sprinkle all cookies with large grain sugar. Bake 6-9 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Microwave chocolate chips and shortening in bowl, stirring occasionally, 30-60 seconds or until melted; cool slightly. Line baking sheet with waxed paper. Dip curved edge of cookie wedges in melted chocolate. Place onto waxed paper. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Combine all vanilla cream ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form.

Drizzle chocolate syrup onto individual serving plate; place 1 cookie over syrup. Pipe circle of vanilla cream onto cookie; top with strawberry slices, additional piped vanilla cream and second cookie. Pipe vanilla cream over second cookie. Garnish with 2 strawberry slices and 1 chocolate-dipped cookie wedge.

Recipe Tip

Cookie stacks can be assembled ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 29g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #13448©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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