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Chocolate Cookies

Ice these delicious cookies after they have cooled.

  • Yield: makes about 5 dozen 3-inch cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1992/1993

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  3. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic. Chill at least 1 hour.

  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a well-floured board, roll out dough to 1/8 inch. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet and chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp but not darkened. Cool on wire racks and decorate with Royal Icing.

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