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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

 Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Fans of traditional sugar cookies will devour this rich, chocolaty version. It's impossible to eat just one!
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa,
  • baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix
  • well.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion
  • to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cookie cutter. Place
  • 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8
  • minutes or until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire
  • racks to cool completely. Decorate with frosting if desired. Yield:
  • 4 dozen.