Three-in-One Cookie Stacks

Divide and conquer the cookie quandrum. One dough with extras added makes three different and delicious cookies!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 60

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon coconut extract, if desired
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
3
or 4 drops red food color
1/4
cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Additional sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. In large bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, the butter, vanilla and egg with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Divide dough into thirds.
  • 2 Mix coconut extract and coconut into one third of dough. Mix almond extract, red food color and cherries into another third of dough. Stir cocoa and miniature chocolate chips into last third of dough.
  • 3 Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls with floured hands. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each with greased bottom of glass dipped in additional sugar.
  • 4 Bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

Stack cookies in alternating colors in a glass canning jar with screw-on lid. Tie a pretty ribbon and a few jingle bells around lid for an extra-special touch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.