In my family a cookie press is just as a necessity as a Bosch. In fact awhile ago I was trying to find one to give as gift for a cousin getting married and I couldn’t find one in a local store anywhere! I was like, “What has the world come to!” Thank goodness Amazon pulled through! Good old Amazon. The funny thing is there is really only one recipe that we really use that involves a cookie press and that would be these Chocolate Pillows.
For as simple as this recipe is, it’s one I hold close to me and obviously one my family makes often. This recipe for these chocolate pillows was one of the first things my Grandmother taught me to make. Along with it being a favorite treat when going to Grandma’s house it also has many other stories behind it to being on the dessert table at many of our wedding receptions, to winning over future spouses, they’ve been the source of sporadic family gatherings in the kitchen and they have been my “go-to” for simple gifts. Who knew such easy cookies could have such history!
And guess what? It take just 6 basic ingredients to make these! So you ready to find out how to make these?
1 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 cups of flour
3 Hershey’s Chocolate bars
Mix all the ingredients together using an electric mixer.
Put the cookie dough in the cookie press. *One filled press makes 3 rows.
Make 4 rows of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet and line with pieces of the Hershey’s chocolate bars.
Top each row with another row of dough on top of the chocolate.
Score with a butter knife and then bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Once cookies are baked, cut on scored lines and enjoy! Watch out though; you’ll easily eat at least half a dozen before you know what hit you!
Anyone else with family, favorite recipes that have a lot of history?