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Valentine Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Valentine Chocolate Cutout Cookies

These Valentine cookies are chocolaty with lots of taste. Adults and children will love them alike.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour

3/4 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

3/4 Cup Butter (Softened)

1 1/4 Cups Sugar

1 Egg (Room Temperature)

In medium-size bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and kosher salt. Set aside.

In large-size bowl cream together butter, and sugar until nice and smooth. Beat in egg.

Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture to form a soft dough. Divide dough into two pieces. Flatten each piece and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

On lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. With heart shaped cookie cutter cut out cookies. If dough is sticky add a bit more flour to surface.

Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

Place in oven 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes About 30 Cookies

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Chill Time: 2 Hours

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