Chocolate Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Cookie

Yummy! Crisp chocolate cut-outs with a brownie-cookie type flavor. This dough should be chilled for an hour or two (or overnight) or it may be sticky to roll.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In large mixer bowl beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture and blend well. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll. Preheat oven to 325°. On lightly floured surface or parchment paper, roll out dough. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.

Buttery Sugar Cookie Recipe


Buttery Sugar Cookie

After trying over 50 sugar cookie recipes, I found this one to be my absolute favorite. I love this basic sugar cookie recipe for many reasons. It taste great. It is simple with few ingredients. It will maintain it’s shape which makes the dough ideal for molding. You must chill the dough for a couple hours (or overnight is great) or it will be very sticky to work with.

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  •  1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

In large mixer bowl combine all cookie ingredients, except flour. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Divide dough into 2 equal portions; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate unitl firm (at least 2 hours). Heat oven to 350°. Roll out on lightly floured surface OR parchment paper. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.