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Polka Dot Chocolate Cut Outs

January 10, 2010

 I know it’s not really that close to Valentines Day yet but I made heart shaped cookies.    I think hearts are a good any occasion cookie!

The chocolate cookie recipe comes from Marthastewart.com.  I was hoping for a crunchy cookie which is what I was expecting from the recipe but they still came out pretty soft.  There is a pinch of cinnamon in them which makes them extra yummy!

Chocolate Cookie Cutouts from MarthaStewart.com

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpsoe flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (use the good stuff)

Sift the flour, cocoa, salt and cinnamon into a bowl.

Beat the butter with the powdered sugar until it’s light and fluffy (3 minutes)  Mix in the egg and the vanilla.

Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. 

Turn the dough to a baking sheet lined with a silpat or similar non stick mat.  Form the dough into a disk on the baking mat and cover with plastic wrap.  Chill for at least one hour.

Lift the baking mat off of the cookie sheet and on to the counter.  Roll the dough out between baking mat and a layer of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick.  The dough may be a bit difficult to roll at first but it warms up very quickly.

Remove plastic wrap and cut out with cookie cutters and place on lined cookie sheet.  Freeze for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheets.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 10, 2010 4:07 pm

    Oh my! Those are beautiful! And, I’m so glad I’m not the only one that couldn’t wait to break out the Heart-shaped cookie cutters so soon after New Year’s!

    Love your blog – Happy Sunday!

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