I was so sure that for the first time ever, I would bake and decorate a cutout cookie that could be easily identified. Sadly, I don’t think that is the case. (as long as it it tastes good, who cares what it looks like, right) 🙂 Anyway, I present my recipe for chocolate cutout cookies. The traditional sugar cutout cookie is always tremendous, but I like that have some other recipe options too. And this chocolate version is one of them.
Btw, the one on the left is a shamrock, the one on the right is a basketball. :0 (today is St. Patrick’s day and the first Friday of the NCAA tournament)
Ingredients – 1 cup of butter (softened at room temp for a few hours), 1 3/4 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 2 3/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup baking cocoa, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder.
Directions – preheat oven to 350. cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Flour a countertop or table with flour. Roll a mount of dough out 1/2 inch thick. Cut out your cookies. Place on a cookie sheet, lined with a nonstick baking liner.bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (Cookies will be slightly soft) let cool. Frost with your favorite frosting.
Frosting – 1/2 cup butter (melted), 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, milk or cream
Combine butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Add milk or cream, 1 tbs at a time, until you get the desired consistency.