---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
            - softened
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/3 c  HERSHEY'S Cocoa
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
 
 ----------------------------DECORATOR'S FROSTING----------------------------
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       2 tb Shortening
       2 tb Milk
     1/2 ts Vanilla extract
            Red food color
  
   Heat oven to 325 F. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg and
   vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir together, stir together flour,
   cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture,
   blending well. On lightly floured surface, roll small portion of dough
   at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. (Refrigerate dough if too soft to
   roll.) Cut with 2-1/2-inch cookie cutter; place on ungreased cookie
   sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until only slight indentation remains when
   touched lightly. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
   Cool completely. Prepare DECORATOR'S FROSTING. Frost cookies; decorate
   as desired. About 3 dozen cookies.
   
   DECORATOR'S FROSTING: In small mixer bowl, combine all ingredients
   except red food color; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.
   Tint with food color, blending well.
   
   Hershey’s is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.
   Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.