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Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

"A great cookie for cutouts that are brown in color: footballs, animals, leaves, etc."
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servings 137 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Mix in the vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa powder and baking powder; add and mix well. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with desired shaped cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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  1. 81 Ratings

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I have been baking cookies for about 24 years. I have been making these particular cookies of Robin J for about 3 years. They are delicous. I found that the dough is very sticky. To help that I...

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I read the reviews and added one extra cup of flour and they were still too soft (even after chilling all afternoon) to roll. So, I rolled between two sheets of wax paper, used cutter, removed ...

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I have been baking cookies for about 24 years. I have been making these particular cookies of Robin J for about 3 years. They are delicous. I found that the dough is very sticky. To help that I...

With a few modifications based on other reviews, I made these cookies for the first time with much success. They were very very easy and delicious. The only changes that I made were: 1) I us...

I can't believe anyone gave this a bad review! I made them today and they are perfect. If you prepare properly, you should get a nice firm dough. It is a little sticky, so I sprayed my hands wit...

I wanted to comment on the post that the cookies tasted 'chemically'. I had this problem with so many recipes and found out they all had one thing in common, they all called for baking powder. U...

I was really weary of this recipe, because others had so many problems. With a few tweaks, this is great recipe for chocolate cut outs! I only used 2 eggs, added 2 T extra cocoa powder, and ad...

Definately an awesome option for families that don't like sugar cookies, but want the fun of cut out cookies. I have made this several times and have figured out to use only 2 eggs if you have ...

Just tried these yesterday and the recipe is VERY good. But I agree with the comments and followed them. If you plan to make this - use only 2 eggs and not 3! Instead of 1 cup butter, use 2 st...

An awesome recipe AS IS!! After reading the reviews, I starting tweaking the recipe with disasterous results. Because I was making this for a back-to-school special for the local Kindergarten te...

Full chocolate taste. I rolled the dough to 1/4" thickness between two pieces of waxed paper, put it in the refrigerator that way for less than 20 minutes and took it out and it was ready for co...