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FOOD: Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

FOOD: Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Balancing: Getting every Christmas cookie made and not going insane

The simple and delicious Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

Every year around the holiday’s we dedicate one whole day to baking cookies. My mother takes the day off of work and we wake up early to bang out every cookie needed to make our Christmas complete. We try to incorporate an on theme movie or playlist to help motivate, but it’s a lot of work. We have a love/hate relationship with C-Day because the kitchen turns into an actual war zone.

This may sound like a force but its so worth it to get it done in one shot. Its a long day, but we stick to the core 4…

  1. Chocolate Cut out
  2. Italian Sugar Cookie
  3. Orange Juice cookies (Anganette)
  4. Chocolate Macaroons

The cookie I look forward to and eat way too much of, are the chocolate cut outs. Seriously on C-Day (rather than D-Day) my healthy eating goals go out the window. My great aunt, Rose Bianco, made this recipe and it makes my fave cookies ever. These aren’t only for Christmas time either, you can make them anytime and just cut in diff shapes.

You will need:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 6 TBL cocoa
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 TSP vanilla

Oven temp: 400 degrees F

cut out cookies

We usually triple the recipe and put them in the freezer. Tripling the recipe gives you around 100 cookies. This recipe is super easy too because its a simple: all the dry ingredients first and then add the wet.

If the dough seems a little wet, add flour. To roll them out put flour down first and cut the dough in four chunks. Roll out with rolling pin and start cutting with cookie cutters! I usually make them pretty thin because they puff up. If you like cookies on the softer side you can make them thicker and they’ll be a little doughy in the middle.

Put in the oven for 7 minutes and you’re good! Check the bottoms before you take them out, if they look a little brown you’re good to go. After they cool we always sprinkle confectionary sugar on top.

 

Remember

Eating is all about balance as well, so don’t feel guilty about enjoying these cookies! You can pick up your diet goals the next day, or if you feel you over indulged read my green smoothie cleanse and get back on track! Let me know some of your guys go to cookie recipe’s! Or comment your fave Christmas cookie!