Friday, February 4, 2011

cut-out chocolate cookies (recipe)

These cookies are pretty spectacular. And if I can find the right shapes, I'm going to make cookies for my husband's basketball team next week. I have a circle so the bball is taken care of but I'd also like a turkey (they're called the Jive Turkeys - I don't know). Anyway, I wanted to share the recipe in case you and stuck inside with your kiddos. I find baking is a great way to spend some quality time AND warm the house!

Cut-Out Chocolate Cookies
1/2 c. butter, softened               1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c. sugar                               1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg, beaten                            1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla                             1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. flour

In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until blended. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Chill for 1 hour.
Roll small portions of dough to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 pieces of wax paper. Cut with cookie cutters; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheets to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost and decorate or leave plain.



Shannon said...

you ought to have jess bring her two humungous things of cookie cutters to vb monday night. surely she has a turkey in one of them.

EmmaP said...

LOOKS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see how the team cookies turn out!

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