This week I made Christmas cookie platters. I made chocolate sugar cookies and I really liked the dark cookie peeking out from behind the green frosting. I use this old cookie cutter that used to belong to my grandma Stejer. She alway used to send us boxes of cookies around the holiday and now I need to start doing that for my grandsons!
|My Grandma Stejer's cookie cutter.|
Well, these cookies went to work and they were gone in a flash! Delicious and beautiful.
Chocolate Sugar Cut-Out Cookies
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 tbsp. butter, softened (one stick)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
In a medium size bowl whisk flour, cornstarch, salt and cocoa powder together. In a mixer beat butter with sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy and light in color. Add egg, vanilla and vegetable oil. Mix well. With mixer on low, add flour mixture with a large spoon, until flour is just incorporated completely. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thick between two sheet of parchment paper. Cut desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Be careful, it is hard to tell when these are done because they are already so dark. Decorate as desired.
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December 14, 2019 Sunrise 10:50 am Sunset 2:40 pm Temp H 12/ L 2°F