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:
The star: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (AKA The Sled).
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)
Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease or foil-line a large baking sheet.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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