Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I love to decorate cookies and usually do sugar cookies but today thought I 'd make Chocolate Sugar Cookies instead. Love the dark dough, a nice change from regular sugar cookies. Super easy too.
2 sticks softened butter (unsalted)
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 c dark cocoa powder
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350º
In mixer, blend butter and sugar until incorporated - don't overmix. Add egg and vanilla and mix on low, scrapping down sides as needed.
In a separate bowl - whisk flour, cocoa and salt together and SLOWLY add it to your butter egg mix. Mix on low until dough comes together. Transfer dough onto plastic and wrap up. refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Roll dough out to a 1/4" - 1/2" thickness, cut out shapes and transfer them to parchment covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate about 15-30 minutes more to help dough keep its shape during baking.
Bake 15-20 minutes and cool 5 minutes on sheets before moving them to wire racks to cool completely.
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3 comments:

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These are beautiful,and who doesn't love chocolate?! Thanks for the recipe and a look at your cookie decorating skills. I'm going to give these a try, hopefully in time for Christmas!

Erin said...

These are wonderful! I wish I could decorate cookies half this good. Mine always turn out... not quite right.

Lisa Crunkhorn said...

Thanks for linking up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You've been featured! Hope to see you at the New Year's party. :)

-Lisa.
P.S. Just to let you know but the button in the bottom of your post isn't linked up correctly. If you need help fixing it up, just give me a shout. I can help.

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