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Holiday Chocolate Cookies

 

19

Yield

3

dozen

Prep

35

min

Cook

7

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

½ cup butter
softened
¾ cup sugar
1 each eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Decorator's frosting
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 x food coloring
red
*

Directions

Heat oven to 325℉ (160℃).

In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well.

On lightly floured surface, roll small portion of dough at a time to ¼ inch thickness.

(Refrigerate dough if too soft to roll).

Cut with 2½ inch cookie cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until only slight indentation remains when touched lightly.

Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Cool completely.

Prepare Decorator's Frosting.

Frost cookies; decorate as desired.

Decorator's Frosting: In small mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except red food color; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.

Tint with food color, blending well.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 192g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 78636% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 41%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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