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Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

This recipe was in USA Weekend in Sunday’s paper in January. I made the cookies in heart shapes for Valentine’s Day. They came out pretty good. Not super sweet and they have a brownie taste. They tasted better the next day after being in an airtight container overnight.

Ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour, plus more for counter
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Whisk the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder, and set aside.
3. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl. Mix in vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 1 hour.
4. Roll out the the cookie dough on a floured counter to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes, brushing extra deposits of flour off the top.
5. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 11 minutes, until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft and puffed.
6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Sugar Dipped Butter Cookies

My Mom found this sugar cookie recipe on the Land O Lakes website. She is in Florida for the winter, so I made some the other day and mailed them to her. They came out quite delicious! The cookie is tender and the top is covered in crunchy sugar. This is also an easy recipe to make since all of these ingredients are staples in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • water

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and the butter in mixing bowl. Beat on medium, scraping bowl, until creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low until well combined.
  3. Place remaining 1 cup of sugar in a small bowl, and fill another small bowl with water. Shape dough into 1 inch round balls. Dip balls halfway in water and then into sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until very lightly brown on edges.

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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