Cocoa Cut Out Cookies

COCOA CUT OUT COOKIES

COCOA CUT OUT COOKIES

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350º. Spray cookie sheets.

Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and stir. In another bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt together. Add flour mixture, a little at a time to creamed butter mixture and mix until smooth. Form dough in a ball and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Put dough in freezer about 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut cookies with cutter. Place cookies on sheet at least 1″ apart. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack.

Recipe doubles well. This recipe makes about 2 dozen depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Can be iced as well if you like, but I personally like them plain with tea or coffee!

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350º. Spray cookie sheets.

Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and stir. In another bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt together. Add flour mixture, a little at a time to creamed butter mixture and mix until smooth. Form dough in a ball and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Put dough in freezer about 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut cookies with cutter. Place cookies on sheet at least 1″ apart. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on rack.

Recipe doubles well. This recipe makes about 2 dozen depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Can be iced as well if you like, but I personally like them plain with tea or coffee!

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