Chocolate Cut Out Cookies

1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
10 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

colored sugar for sprinkling

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cocoa and baking powder. In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, mix to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until well combined. The batter will be quite thick. Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a clean tabletop or a tabletop covered in waxed paper. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick and cut out using cookie cutters. Repeat, incorporating scraps, until there is no more remaining dough. If the dough gets soft, refrigerate it for a few minutes. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake about 8 minutes or until they look “set” then cool on a wire rack.

My thoughts:

I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate roll out cookie for a long time, but thought it best to wait until Halloween so I could make spooky, dark cookies. They came out well, very chocolate-y, but they can burn quickly. Try and place cookies of similar size on the same cookie sheet so they will have have similar baking times. The smaller the cookie, the faster it bakes so adjust the baking time as needed.


  1. Very spoooooky!

  2. I always have trouble determinging when chocolate cookies are done, especially when they’re so dark to begin with.
    I like all the Halloween themed baking people have been doing.

  3. So cute but they need frosting! mmm…frosting 😀

  4. They’re darling — I love it!!