Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Best Ever Chocolate Cutout Cookies

from all recipes.com

This will take up to 2.5 hours so please plan accordingly.

1-1/2 C all purpose flour
3/4 C butter, softened
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 C white sugar
1-1/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt

Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg.
Gradually stir in sifted ingredients to form a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces, flatten in saran wrap and refrigerate 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 in thick. Cut into shapes. The dough will be very sticky. Add more flour as needed. Place cookies 1 1/2 in apart on cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to wire rack.
Ice or decorate.
Makes 3 dozen cookies

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