Chocolate X and O Cookies Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2/3 cup butter, softened
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 2 eggs
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
<br>- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
<br>- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1/2 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- 1/4 teaspoon salt
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Beat In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until fluffy.  Add eggs; beat well.  Beat in corn syrup.
<br>step 2: Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Cover;  refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle.
<br>step 3: Heat oven to 350 F.  Shape dough into X and O shapes.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
<br>step 4: Bake 5 minutes or until set.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Decorate as desired with icing. About 5 dozen cookies.
<br>step 5: To shape X's:      Shape rounded teaspoon dough into 3-inch logs.  Place 1 log on  cookie sheet; press lightly in center.  Place another 3-inch log on top of first one, forming X shape.    To shape O's:     Shape rounded teaspoon dough into 5-inch logs.  Connect ends, pressing lightly, forming O shape.
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Ingredients
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
step 1: Beat In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in corn syrup.
step 2: Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle.
step 3: Heat oven to 350 F. Shape dough into X and O shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
step 4: Bake 5 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Decorate as desired with icing. About 5 dozen cookies.
step 5: To shape X's: Shape rounded teaspoon dough into 3-inch logs. Place 1 log on cookie sheet; press lightly in center. Place another 3-inch log on top of first one, forming X shape. To shape O's: Shape rounded teaspoon dough into 5-inch logs. Connect ends, pressing lightly, forming O shape.

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