Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
8 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
60 mins
Yields:
36 cookies (3 dozen)

These chocolate cut-out cookies are a nice contrast to the usual plain sugar cookies. Decorate them with your favorite frostings, designs and colors.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting, colored as desired (or colored icing in tubes)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

MICROWAVE broken baking bars in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. If pieces retain some of their shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl until creamy; beat in corn syrup and melted chocolate. Alternately beat in flour mixture and water. Shape dough into 2 round discs; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL each disc to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut with cookie cutters; place on ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate if dough becomes too soft.

BAKE for 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/36 cookies (3 dozen) of recipe
  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat 35

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 4g 6%
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
  • Cholesterol 5mg 2%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 16g 5%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%

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