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Best Ever Chocolate Cutout Cookies

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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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 86 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 86 calories; 4.3 g fat; 11.9 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 50 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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Well, after all these wonderful reviews, I have to wonder why this recipe doesn't work for me. I bake a lot and have tried this recipe three times now, and every time, the cookies fall apart ei...

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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...

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

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 ...

I made a double version of this recipe for my sons Halloween party at school. They were not only absolutely fabulous, but also DELICIOUS! It's like mini brownie cookies with a crisp yummy textur...

Well, after all these wonderful reviews, I have to wonder why this recipe doesn't work for me. I bake a lot and have tried this recipe three times now, and every time, the cookies fall apart ei...

I liked this cookie! It had a really good chocolate flavor but not too sweet. It was simple to make, too. I skipped the cutout part (too time consuming) and just formed the dough into two logs a...

This is a great recipe and I will make it again. I had no problem with the consistency of the dough and followed the recipe to a T. Make sure you use only room temp softened butter, measure the ...

These cookies were very tasty! I liked them a bit thicker and soft and my boyfriend liked them a little crispier. Either way they were even better when we drizzled them with melted white chocola...

We LOVED this cookie recipe! I made them for Valentine's Day this week, icing them with an almond-flavored confectionary glaze in pink and white. They were very pretty--but, more importantly, ...