Decadent Sweetness

I ran across the best cookie recipe! Cut out cookies made with chocolate! Of course I got to work and created a batch immediately. They are delicious plain, and decadent when decorated. 
 
Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies
Tools Needed
Mixing bowls
Measuring cups/spoons
Cooling racks (Fat Daddio's CR-Half)
Cookie Sheet (Fat Daddio's CS-12516)
Rolling Pin (I like a stainless steel one Fat Daddio's RPS-14P
Cookie cutter, any shape (Fat Daddio's CKC-2051)
 
Ingredients
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 
QUICK TIP: Place your stainless steel rolling rod in the refrigerator along with your dough. This will make it much easier to roll out.
  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
     
  2. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
     
  3. Preheat oven to 325F. On lightly floured silicone baking mat, roll small portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
     
  4. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. lightly.
     
  5. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet after 5 minutes to cooling racks. Cool completely.
     
  6. Frost with Buttercream frosting and decorate.
Recipe courtesy of Hersheys.com
 
For more inspiration, check out our A Cookie A Day board on Pinterest.