Easy Holiday Cookie Project: Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

In the midst of summer, I was challenged with the task of dreaming up cool recipes for the winter holidays. Challenging, right? Well, not really. I had a great cast of characters to work with! The recipes were to be featured in an advertising booklet in Disney’s Family Fun magazine (currently available), so I wanted these to be both activities and recipes that they entire family could enjoy. In this post, I am sharing my family favorite, Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds.

Meet Our Cast:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

The star: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (AKA The Sled).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

Supporting characters: WONKA SweeTart Candy Canes and NESTLÉ® Jingles (AKA Sled Runners and Candy Cargo).

Ingredients you need to make 10 sleds:

  • 1 package (16.5 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1/3 cup ready-to-use white frosting
  • 20 (5 1/4-inch) WONKA SweeTart Candy Canes
  • NESTLÉ Jingles, any flavor
  • Edible white glitter (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease or foil-line a large baking sheet.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

Place whole bar of dough on prepared baking sheet. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using fingertips, pat dough gently to form an 11 x 8-inch rectangle (shown above).

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Gently slide cookie onto cutting board. Trim edges of rectangle as needed.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

Cut cookie into 4 x 2-inch rectangles. Cut in half lengthwise and you should have 2 long rectangles that are 4 inches wide. Cut each long rectangle into 5 pieces. This should give you ten 4 x 2-inch rectangles (shown above).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

Use about 1 teaspoon frosting on backside of cookies to attach candy canes (my daughter likes to pipe it!). Let stand for 30 minutes or until set. Once set, turn the sled over so the candy canes are on the bottom creating sled runners.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

Fill sled with candy cargo. My son on the left (above) is in deep concentration. The one on the right just wants to see how high he can stack the candies.

To personalize the sleds with your child’s initial, pipe it on. Add frosting to a small plastic food storage bag, snip off tiny corner and pipe initial onto cookie. Be sure to let it dry before adding any candy cargo!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sleds Recipe

We spent a good hour decorating these sleds. Such fun and so many sweet memories were made! From my family to yours…have a wonderful holiday season!

Links:

More holiday cookie recipes:

Chocolate Snow Flurries Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Snow Flurries
Cookie Ornament Cups Recipe
Cookie Ornament Cups
Sugar Cookie Holiday Trees Recipe
Sugar Cookie Holiday Trees
Cookie Menorah Recipe
Cookie Menorah

5 Comments

  1. Posted November 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I LOVE this idea! So much simpler (and quicker) than attempting an entire gingerbread house. A much easier undertaking for my young girls!

    • Posted November 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Rachael! Thank you for stopping by our blog! This recipe is so much fun – perfect for little ones! I don’t have patience for an entire gingerbread house, nor do my kids. Happy Holidays to you!

  2. Posted December 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh man! I agree, I don’t have patience for a gingerbread house… at all. haha Plus I think this would be a lot more fun for my 2 year old. And everything is stuff that we’re willing to let him eat! Thanks for the idea!

    • Posted December 4, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by…hope you try the recipe! It’s lots of fun for all! Happy Holidays!
      Chris

  3. Posted April 23, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    i love this things.

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