Iced Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Susan Bartley

By
@skbartley

These are a favorite around my house. I just use a 2 inch scalloped edge cookie cutter to make mine and I get over 9 dozen cookies from one batch! Also so I get perfectly uniform cookies I take and place a 1/4 inch dowel on either side of the dough I'm going to roll out and run my rolling pin over them. It makes for a perfect thickness and every cookie is just perfect! Enjoy


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Rating:

Serves:

makes several dozen, all depends on the size of cookie cutter you use.

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, unsalted
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
sour cream
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 c
flour
1 c
cocoa unsweetned powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt, (omit if using salted butter)

CHOCOLATE ICING

3/4 c
butter, room temperature
3/4 c
high ratio shortening like sweetex, do not use crisco as crisco will become watery
2 lb
sifted powdered sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
whole milk for thinning your icing

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with bakers parchment paper.
2
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
3
Combine sugar and butter in mixing bowl and beat till creamy. Add eggs and beat till light and fluffly. Now beat in the sour cream and vanilla extract.
4
Add all dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir together.
5
Now take about 1/3rd of the dough and roll out to about 1/4 of an inch thick and cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet. I use a 2" round scalloped edge cookie cutter. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. It's not necessary to refrigerate the dough first.
6
While cookies are cooling make your icing.
7
In mixing bowl combine butter, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla. Using flat paddle mix well, add milk to thin to spreading consistency. Beat for 8 minutes, than add melted chocolate and beat another 5 minutes.
8
Frost cooled cookies and enjoy! Store cookies in an air tight container for future enjoyment.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American