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Buche De Noel Cookies

Cookie Recipes from Alan' s KitchenAbout 2-1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 min
Chilling Time: 2 hrs
Baking Time: 9 min


  •    2/3  cup butter or margarine, softened
  •       1  cup sugar
  •       2  eggs
  •       2  teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  •    1/2  cup Cocoa
  •    1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  •    1/4  teaspoon salt
  •           Mocha Frosting (see recipe below)
  •           Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy. 
  3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  
  4. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350F. 

  1. Shape heaping teaspoons of dough into log shape, each about 2-1/2 inches long and 3/4 inches in diameter.
  2. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. 
  4. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. 
  5. Frost with MOCHA FROSTING. Using tines of fork, draw lines through frosting to represent tree bark. 
  6. Lightly sift with powdered sugar, if desired.

Mocha Frosting

Makes about 1-2/3 cups frosting


  •        6  Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  •  2-2/3  cups powdered sugar
  •     1/3  cup Cocoa
  • 3 to 4  Tablespoons milks
  •        2  teaspoons powdered instant espresso dissolved in 1- teaspoon hot water
  •        1  teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter in medium bowl. 
  2. Add powdered sugar and coca alternately with milk, dissolved espresso and vanilla, beating to spreading consistency.

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