These Chocolate Cut Out Cookies are the ultimate soft baked cut out cookies that hold their shape, are ideal for decorating and turn our perfect every time.
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Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

These Chocolate Cut Out Cookies are the ultimate soft baked cut out cookies that hold their shape, are ideal for decorating and turn our perfect every time.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 190
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 ounce espresso powder
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • To make your Chocolate Cut Out Cookies, start by mixing together your butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Mix in the eggs, one by one.  In a small bowl, add in your vanilla extract and then your espresso powder to your vanilla.  Mix the two together until all you have left is a combined liquid and then add that into your cookie batter. Sift together your flour, salt, and cocoa powder and then slowly incorporate your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl one or twice.
  • Once your Chocolate Cut Out Cookie batter is mixed, measure out two pieces of parchment paper the same size as your baking tray. This Chocolate Cut Out Cookies recipe works great using one large jelly roll tray or TWO 9 x 13 baking trays. Move your cookie batter to one of the sheets of parchment paper and add the second piece on top of your batter. Using a heavy rolling pin, lightly tap the ball of Chocolate Cut Out Cookie batter into a flat rectangle you can work with. Roll out the cookie batter to fit your baking tray and when done, gently slide your parchment paper and cookie batter onto the baking tray and move to the refrigerator for one hour. 
  • After that hour, remove from the fridge and slide off of the tray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your cookies with your cookie cutters and then add your now cut cookies back to the cooking tray, again lined with parchment paper. Once you have all of your cut out cookies on your tray(s), move the tray(s) back to the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This helps the Chocolate Cut Out Cookies keep their shape. After 15 minutes passes, pop your tray(s) into the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove and let sit on the tray for one minute before gently moving to a baking rack to cool completely before decorating. Re-roll and repeat the steps with any unused cookie dough remaining.

Nutrition

Serving: 36g | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.7g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 10.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 70.6mg | Potassium: 72.1mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 11.2g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg