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Individual Chocolate Cookie Stacks

Individual Chocolate Cookie Stacks

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

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45 min
Prep Time
5 hrs
Total Time



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 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


Chocolate syrup

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Fresh mint leaves, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 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. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 8

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

  9. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

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