Cut Out Chocolate Cookies

Cut Out Chocolate Cookies

Bake these cookies with your kids: Cut out the chocolate cookies to your desired shape and decorate with candy, satiny chocolate glaze, or vanilla glaze.

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SKILL LEVEL : expertPREP TIME : 68  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories80
Calories from Fat30
Total Fat3 g5% DV
Saturated Fat2 g10% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium70 mg3% DV
Total Carbohydrates12 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars7 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron4% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories80
Calories from Fat30
Total Fat3 g5% DV
Saturated Fat2 g10% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5% DV
Sodium70 mg3% DV
Total Carbohydrates12 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars7 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron4% DV
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • SATINY CHOCOLATE GLAZE or VANILLA GLAZE (recipes follow)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  • 2. Heat oven to 325°F. On lightly floured board or between 2 pieces of wax paper, roll small portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. lightly. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with SATINY CHOCOLATE GLAZE or VANILLA GLAZE. Garnish as desired. Makes about 36 cookies.
  • SATINY CHOCOLATE GLAZE
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; add cocoa and water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Do not boil. Remove from heat; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating with whisk until smooth. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency. About 1/2 cup glaze.
  • VANILLA GLAZE
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 to 4 drops food color (optional)
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Gradually add milk; beat with whisk until smooth. Stir in food color, if desired. About 3/4 cup glaze.
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