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chocolate cutout cookies

Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Chocolate Cutout Cookies are a soft chocolate rolled sugar cookie that is a canvas waiting to be decorated for any holiday, cookie exchange, or chocolate craving!

Keyword chocolate cutout cookies, chocolate sugar cookies, rolled chocolate cookies
Servings 48 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or try 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder dark or regular, or a mix of 1/4 c. regular and 1/4 c. black
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4-1 cup powdered sugar up to desired sweetness
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

Vanilla Frosting


  1. In a stand mixer, on medium speed, cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes, until fluffy. Add egg and egg yolk and cream another 2 minutes, scraping down bowl to add vanilla extract. Cream for one more minute.

    In a separate bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Turn to "stir" setting and gradually add dry ingredients.

    Then gather mixture into a dough disc/ball and wrap in plastic wrap.

    Chill at least 3 hours or up to 72.

    Then, once the dough is chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Working in batches, leave some dough in fridge, roll to desired thickness. Average cookies are about 1/8-1/4 inch in thickness. 

    Cut out into desired shapes and put onto parchment lined baking sheets.

    Bake approx. 7-9 minutes.

    Allow to cool completely before frosting.