Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Love is in the air, or at least the delicious smell of chocolate sugar cookies baking. I've been wanting to try these and I'm glad I did. I love the rock star look of the hot pink and black royal icing, it gives them an extra pop. These are easy to make and will make that some one special say "Be Mine". I like a lot of cookies so I doubled the recipe and listed as such below.

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
12 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; whisk to blend and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the egg and vanilla.  With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated and no streaks remain.  Form the dough into a disc, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out to about ¼-inch thickness.  Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and place cut outs on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes, just until set.  Let cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Decorate as desired.
Aren't they cute?
I think the colors together are awesome
Swirly heart
I love you

Source: Annie-Eats

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