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iced chocolate cutout cookies

Recipe by
Susan Bartley
Beaverton, OR

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

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For iced chocolate cutout cookies

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

How To Make iced chocolate cutout cookies

  • 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.