Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

Chocolate Cut-Out Stars
Photograph: Jenny 

A very bittersweet chocolate cookie topped with some powder sugar. My family and I normally make this cookie for Christmas. This is one of the cookies that I will also be selling this summer at a few farmer's markets in Frederick, Maryland. They are very easy and take little effort. Make sure to chill the dough a little before rolling it out. It also helps to roll the dough with a rolling pin sleeve, so the dough won't stick to the table. You can shape them into any shape you want. I love to make them into stars or ice-cream cones. 

Recipe from Martha Stewart 
For Five Dozen Cookies:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 2.5 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
Small batch:
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1 4/5 cups confectioner sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • Cream butter & sugar.
  • Beat in eggs & vanilla.
  • Add all dry ingredients slowly until thoroughly combined.
  • Wrap in halves & chill for at least an hour.
  • Roll the dough out and cut into shapes. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

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