I first saw these cookies on Flickr. Glorious Treats made them…….and they look AMAZING!!

Sunshine and I made them over the weekend…….ours don’t look as perfect and as glorious as the ones we saw on Flickr……..but not bad for our first attempt!

 

 

Chocolate {Valentine} Cutout Cookies

Chocolate {Valentine} Cutout Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon extra-strong coffee or chocolate liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugars for 2 minutes.
  2. Scrape the bowl and cream the mixture for an additional minute. Beat in the egg, coffee, or liqueur, and vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture 1 cup at a time to the butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Divide the dough into two or three large balls and place in a plastic bag and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours (if you’re in a hurry, you can chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the freezer).
  5. Once the dough is chilled, work with one ball of dough at a time, and roll onto a lightly floured surface (I like to dust my surface with powdered sugar instead of flour). Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough, and then roll out the dough. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake cookies 6 to 8 minutes at 350° F. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Icing

  1. Ice with Royal Icing. Color with Americolor Super Red and Americolor Deep Pink

Notes

*I got (18) 3-inch hearts and (9) 4.5-inch hearts out of one batch

This dough can be frozen.

To help the dough keep its shape when baked, place the baking sheet with unbaked cookies on it in the freezer for about 5 minutes before putting them in the oven.

Bridget of Bake at 350 has some GREAT posts on
Royal Icing – just click here to read them!

 

Valentine Cookies by TidyMom