Individual Chocolate Cookie Stacks

Chocolate Cookie Stacks Recipe
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Assemble this easy yet elegant-looking dessert to "wow" your quests..
45 min
Prep Time
5:00
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Cookie

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
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
Large grain sugar
1/4 cup
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon
shortening

Vanilla Cream

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon
sugar
1 tablespoon
sour cream
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla

Garnish

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, ground almonds andcocoa in bowl. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Combine all vanilla cream ingredients in bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  9. 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 Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
420
Cholesterol
90mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
5g
Fat
29g
Sodium
160mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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