Chocolate Cut Out Cookies
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Chocolate cut out cookies made with cocoa and melted chocolate for tender chocolate cookies you'll enjoy year-round.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Serves: 36 cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted and cooled chocolate (I use cooled 60% cacao Ghiradelli Chips)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (I use dutch process)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • * If you prefer your cookies sweeter add 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add egg, vanilla extract melted and cooled chocolate, cocoa mix thoroughly.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, and mix until all combined.
  4. Roll out cookies in between wax paper to ¼ inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter.
  5. I use 2 wooden 1/4" dowels to ensure all my cookie are the same even thickness.
  6. Once the cookies are cut out, use the scraps, and make a ball with it, then roll it out flat again and cut the remaining cookies.
  7. Place cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
  8. Edges will be firm but not browned.
  9. Cool cookies completely on a baking sheet before moving and icing.
You can scoop out cookie dough into tablespoon sized balls and roll them in coarse sugar, sprinkles or jimmies, then place them on parchment lined cookies sheets and flatten them slightly with the bottom of.a smooth glass to make them into a disk shape.
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