Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies
Makes:
36
cookies (3 dozen)
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
88
minutes
based on 22 reviews
2

Dietary Considerations:

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

In this recipe:

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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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Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

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Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

These are very good. We frosted some with the Old Fashioned Root Beer Frosting recipe from the Swapped Recipe section - really good, you just can't stack them to store.

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  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Natashaj Jessup from Maplewood , NJ

    Though my cookies didn't come out like the picture, they taste great

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    Soft & Chewy

    Jan McDonald from PLATTE CITY, MO

    For those chocolate lovers out there, this is a softly flavored cookie that also remains soft and chewy no matter how long they stay on the counter. (which isn't very long) I made them up for Easter for give-away cookies, and received many compliments. Happy Baking!!!

  •  Star(s)

    very good

    Michele McNally from MORENO VALLEY, CA

    This recipe is great. I made this for the first time with my kids and they had a blast. I will definetly make these again.

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    Kids Love being creative with these!

    Lori Welander from RICHMOND, VA

    I teach an after-school cooking enrichment class at a local grade school and my studetns had a blast with this recipe....it brought out all their creative strengths!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Jackie Saltzman from NORTHRIDGE, CA

    I LOVED this recipe. My son is allergic to eggs so it was the perfect treat to take to his preschool class for St. Patrick's Day. We love using cookie cutters for various holidays so we were thrilled to be able to use our new St. Paddy's Day shapes for this recipe. He proclaimed the cookies to be "deeelicious."

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    Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

    Tammy Clark from STARKS, LA

    SOOOGood!! We loved making them an really enjoyed eating them. A good recipe to keep.

  •  Star(s)

    Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    These are very good. We frosted some with the Old Fashioned Root Beer Frosting recipe from the Swapped Recipe section - really good, you just can't stack them to store.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Cookie

    Janet Stich from kenosha, WI

    These were a nice change from the usual sugar cookies expecially for all the chocolate lovers in my family.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Cookies

    Carrie Tomes from NEW ALBANY, IN

    I make sugar cookie cutouts all the time. This was a nice change and my family really like them.

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    The kids love it

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    I love to watch the kids bake and then decorate things that they bake. It makes me feel good seeing them in the kitchen and smiling, laughing and having fun. That is until it is time to clean-up.....

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Choco Cookies

    AMY MAIO from DOUGLAS, AK

    These cookies were great, and a nice break from traditional sugar cookies! Plus they freeze wonderfully and taste as good as when they first came out of the oven.

  •  Star(s)

    cut out cookies

    lori barnett from bogue chitto, MS

    My son and I had a blast making these cookies for his class. All the kids loved them.

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    Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

    KATHY LYONS from Fort Wayne, IN

    Easy to make. Mine turned out just soft enough. Good

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    Anything chocolate

    Linda Mintzer from Balto., MD

    Yes this is a nice change.A little soft but good.Try chocolate-cola frosting it's easy prepare frosting mix for chocolate as package says but substituting cola beverage for the liquid. Beat until spreading consistency.yummy.

  •  Star(s)

    THESE Are Great

    dorothy holmes from hickory, KY

    My girls loved these and we had so much fun making them they were so easy to throw together and our dog got a couple as well thanks for the continuning great recipes.

  •  Star(s)

    2 Batches

    Celeste Ellwood from Scott City, KS

    Well, I made 2 batches of this in 2 days the first one was wonderful. My girls really loved it. Then my husband wanted to take some to work so I attempted to make more and they didn't turn out at all. Maybe I'll try again! But they were really good the first time.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cut Outs

    Christine Huebler from Forked River, NJ

    Very good soft chocolate cookie. We made Valentine hearts and sprinkled them with red sugar.

  •  Star(s)

    DECORATED CHOCOLATE CUT OUTS

    donna shallcross from doylestown, PA

    THE DOUGH IS A LITTLE DRY. YOU CAN ALSO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA WATER TRY NOT TO OVERWORK THE DOUGH AS THIS WILL MAKE THE HARD COOKIE.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cut Outs

    Donna Fudale from Chapel Hill, NC

    My family enjoyed this recipe since it was a change from traditional cut-outs.

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    Decorated Chocolate Cut-out cookies

    Leilani McHenry from Valley Grove, WV

    I am not really sure HOW they taste. I followed the directions to the letter but the dough is as hard as a rock. I have kept it on the counter for three hours and it still is not soft. I don't know what I could have done wrong. I made it yesterday and was going to bake it today. Perhaps I kept it in the refrigerator too long?

  •  Star(s)

    Mmmm, Mmmm, Good!

    Linda Gildameshy from Apache Jct., AZ

    Yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    Review for Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

    Alanna Sandoval from Glendora, CA, U.S.A.

    Excellent!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36 

  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 85mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Decorated Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

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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