Cut Out Chocolate Cookies

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
36 cookies

Bake these cookies with your kids: Cut out the chocolate cookies to your desired shape and decorate with candy, satiny chocolate glaze, or vanilla glaze.

Ingredients & Directions

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened

  • 3/4 cup

    sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • Satiny Chocolate Glaze

  • 2 Tbsps

    butter or margarine

  • 3 Tbsps
  • 2 Tbsps

    water

  • 1 cup

    powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • Vanilla Glaze

  • 3 Tbsps

    butter or margarine

  • 2 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 to 3 Tbsps

    milk

  • 2 to 4 drops

    food color (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Cookie Sheets
Cookie Sheets
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Oven
Oven
Cookie Cutters
Cookie Cutters
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
Saucepan
Saucepan
Stovetop
Stovetop
1

Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.

2

Heat oven to 325°F. On lightly floured board or between 2 pieces of wax paper, roll small portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

3

Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. lightly. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with Satiny Chocolate Glaze or Vanilla Glaze. Garnish as desired.

Satiny Chocolate Glaze: Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa and water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Do not boil. Remove from heat; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with whisk until smooth. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency. About 1/2 cup glaze.

Vanilla Glaze: Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Gradually add milk; beat with whisk until smooth. Stir in food color, if desired. About 3/4 cup glaze.

Additional questions?