Recipe by lemoncurd
This is an adopted recipe originally posted by MeanChef. I haven’t made this yet but I plan to soon.
Top Review by stimied
Another simple and tasty cookie. Went together really fast, and DD and I had lots of fun baking them off. Dough is firm and easy to handle. Makes a nice presentation with more traditional holiday cookies.
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and cream of tartar together in a medium bowl and with a wire whisk, stir to combine.
- In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer at medium speed, beat the butter for 30 seconds, or until creamy.
- Add the sugar and continue beating for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is light in texture and color.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
- At low speed beat in the flour mixture, in two additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
- On a well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Using a cookie cutter cut into shapes and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned at edges.
- Cool. Decorate as desired.