Rich Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Recipe by Andi the grate
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
YIELD: 44 cookies




  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  • With an electric mixer on medium, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. 3-4 minute.
  • Beat in whole egg, yolk, and vanilla.
  • Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture in three additions.
  • Shape dough into 2 disks, wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate until cold and firm, about 2 hrs (or up to 1 day).
  • Preheat oven to 375°F Remove 1 disk from refrigerator, and let stand until room temperature.
  • Lightly dust two large sheets of parchment with cocoa powder, and roll out disk of dough between sheets to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet, and freeze until very firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove top parchment sheet, use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  • Remove excess dough and space cookies evenly. Re-freeze until firm.
  • Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.