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Best Ever Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Cutout Cookies

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
KRISTA3

KRISTA3

This recipe is my grandmother's. this will be the best chocolate cutout cookie you have ever tasted! Very chocolaty with a lot of taste! Everyone asks for the recipe when I bake these! The kids love them so its time to share!! ENJOY!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients to form a soft dough. Divide dough into 2 pieces, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Dough is sticky so be sure to add more flour to the rolling surface as needed. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Reviews

treatdream
332

treatdream

12/9/2006

I'm giving this recipie 5 stars with the modifications I made. I substituted 1/4 c. of the butter with shortening and also added 1 egg yolk. I also found that rolling them out just a bit thicker than 1/8'', baking them for 7 minutes and using parchment paper kept them from breaking apart. I ended up with cookies that were SO CHOCOLATEY WONDERFUL and tasted a lot like brownies. They were gorgeous with the "sugar cookie icing" recipie from this site.

TALEI
234

TALEI

3/16/2003

Instead of using flour when cutting out shapes, use cocoa powder! That way you cant see the flour after baking.

SSWITT
170

SSWITT

10/19/2007

These turned out great with modifications. I followed advice of other reviewers and added: 1t. vanilla, 1/2 t. cinnamon and an extra egg yolk. I also rolled them out a little thicker than the recipe called for. I did not refrigerate the dough at all and the dough was fine - even with my young kids making the cut-out cookies. We will make these again for something different.

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