Tuesday, February 5, 2013

chocolate cinnamon sugar cookies

valentine's day... a perfect excuse to make adorable sweet treats. duh!

instead of a classic sugar cookie... i decided to go the chocolate route.
these cookies have a cinnamony crunch to them
and are perfect to top with all your favorite decorations :)

recipe via pioneer woman

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened


1. combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa powder in a bowl.
whisk together and set aside.

2. in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
add flour/cocoa mixture in tow or three batches,
mixing well after each addition.

3. place dough into a large ziploc bag and flatten slightly.
seal and refridgerate for two hours.

4. to make cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
remove dough from bag and place on a floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. 
roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with a heart cookie cutter.
consolidate and re-roll dough as you go.

5. place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
bake for 12 minutes or until set (but not browning at all)
remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

6. decorate with a chocolate buttercream frosting 
or anything else your heart desires.

1 comment:

  1. "Hey, Girl..." is cracking me up!


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