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Chocolate Mini Chip Holiday Cookies

Servings: about 3 dozen cooki

Ingredients

  1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks)

  1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  1/3 cup granulated sugar

  2 tsp vanilla extract

  1/2 tsp salt

  1 large egg yolk

  2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  2 cans NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels (12-ounce package)

  12 oz prepared vanilla frosting (1 container)

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Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Divide dough in half. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters. Lift from waxed paper; place on ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting; pipe with melted chocolate.

TO PIPE CHOCOLATE: Place remaining 1/2 cup morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave for 10 seconds; knead until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate.