Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies are easy to make, freeze well and make a tasty, colorful addition to your holiday table. Enjoy the ease of a made ahead roll of NO BAKE cookies you just slice as needed and serve.These are popular Christmas cookies or Thanksgiving treats. Any ole party will welcome these goodies.
Meghan, my niece, paid me a visit the other day. We had a lovely long visit. Watching the next generation grow up into amazing people I love and respect is one of the great gifts of my life. Meghan is a blessing to me. I don’t see her or her sister often, but when I do, It’s a pleasure.
Meghan brought me a book her mother, Linda, baked from. Linda had marked all her favorite recipes for christmas treats, these Chocolate Roll Cookies, among them.
You may have stumbled upon a post or two in this blog that mentions Dave’s sister, Linda. She was an extraordinary cook and a dear person. I have several of her recipes on this blog. She left a wonderful legacy of love and generosity to our community.
Linda is missed by so many. Every Christmas she would bake and bake and BAKE! Load many many trays of her treats onto festive trays and give them away to her friends and family.
She was generous with her gifts in the kitchen. We loved seeing her come through the door at the Holidays with her arms full of trays of cookies for the family. We were very spoiled! I never baked christmas cookies. But I enjoyed them 🙂
When Linda Passed, her daughters, also excellent cooks, continued the tradition of giving baked goods from their mother’s recipe book to friends and family. So I knew who to ask when I wanted a good source for holiday cookies.
Meghan left “THE BOOK” with me. She calls it her baking bible, it’s precious to her and her sister…I promised to protect it from my puppy! The Book isCompany’s Coming by Jean Pare’. Jean Pare is a bit of a baking legend in certain circles. Her recipes are a BIG help for busy bakers all through the year.
It’s part of a larger series. UPDATE: I own most of them now. I bought one and my sister in law gave me the rest of the series she found in a thrift store. TREASURES! These are great recipes.
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Recipe Notes on Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies:
Meghan wasn’t even down the driveway and I had Holiday Chocolate Roll cookies in the works! It was the first recipe Linda had marked, I remember eating these at family gatherings. It looked easy and I had the ingredients. This is an extremely easy, if a bit messy, recipe.
Best of all, this is a perfect no bake-make ahead cookie recipe for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. That’s so handy during the busy holiday season. This chocolate cookie roll can be frozen, thawed enough to slice off what you need and refrozen.
Keep it well wrapped to avoid the freezer flavor from creeping into the cookies. Keep the cookie roll covered in the fridge, once thawed. It will stay fresh several days cut too! If you cover the tray.
Fat 4 g
Carbs 20 g
Protein 1 g
Holiday Chocolate Roll Cookies are easy to make, freeze well and make a tasty, colorful addition to your holiday table! Enjoy the ease of a made ahead roll of NO BAKE cookies you just slice as needed and serve!
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 egg-beaten
- 1 Cup confectioners Sugar
- 21/2 Cups mini marshmallows-colored or white
- 1/2 Cup Maraschino Cherries, well drained and quartered
- 1/2 Cup walnuts-chopped small
- 2 Cups fine shredded coconut-for coating the roll
- Melt Chocolate chips and butter in a 4 quart sauce pan over low heat.
- Remove from heat.
- Add egg, confectioners sugar, marshmallows, cherries and walnuts. Stir until thoroughly mixed
- Cool until handlelable(I chilled mine in the fridge 15 minutes)
- Lay plastic wrap out on the counter and pour the cookie doungh onto the plastic wrap.Form into a roll.
- If still very loose, refrigerate another 15 minutes.
- Pour the coconut shreds evenly onto the clean counter in a wide rectangle.
- Roll the dough in the coconut until it is evenly and thoroughly covered. Cover the roll in plastic.
- Return to refrigerator until the dough firms into a solid log. I put mine on a cookie sheet in the fridge.
- Cut thinly with a sharp knife and serve on tray.
This dough freezes well so you can make it ahead and serve quickly!
Serving Size1 cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 120
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Recipe Source: Company’s Coming by Jean Pare