Introduction: Chocolate Drizzle Cutout Dreams

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With a cocoa-laced cookie dough, chocolate cream cheese filling, and chocolate drizzle this cookie is guarantees a perfect presentation and an amazing taste.

You will need:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring (opt.)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
FILLING:
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons sour cream
DRIZZLE:
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1-2 tablespoons hot water

Step 1: Chocolate Drizzle Cutout Dreams

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Step 1: In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter, sugar, and confectioners' sugar on low speed; beat for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium, continue beating for 2 minutes.  (Note- I used raw sugar in this recipe, it has a slightly different color than regular sugar.)

Step 2: Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract, and butter flavoring on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed until mixture is smooth and appears blended. It should be yellow in color.

Step 3: Gradually beat in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder until a dough is formed.

Step 4: Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.

Step 2: Chocolate Drizzle Cutout Dreams

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Step 5: Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.

Step 6: With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into uniform 2-inch squares. Re-roll scraps and repeat process until all dough is used.

Step 7: Space 1/2 inch to 1inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. One of the best ways to transfer the cookies to the sheets is to use a metal spatula.

Step 8: Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set and edges are firm. Let cool on pans for 2-3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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Step 9: Make the Filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.

Step 10: Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and sour cream on low speed, then increasing to high speed until smooth.

Step 10: Spread a generous amount of frosting on the flat side of a cookie, sandwich with another cookie. Repeat process with remaining frosting and cookies.

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Step 11: Make the Drizzle: Stir 1 tablespoon of hot water into the melted chocolate, adding more hot water as necessary to achieve a drizzling consistency.

Step 12: Transfer the sanwiched cookies to a large sheet of wax paper.

Step 13: Spoon the drizzle mixture into a small resealable plastic bag. Cut a tiny slit in the bottom corner of the bag, squeeze and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies; let dry.

Step 5: Chocolate Drizzle Cutout Dreams

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The finished product!

Comments

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-11

I thought these looked like graham crackers before I read it! You cookies sound so much better!

villagecraftsmith (author)2012-06-23

These look yummy. TY for sharing:)

jessyratfink (author)2012-06-22

These look absolutely delicious. :D