Friday, September 21, 2012

Recipes to Make Cookies Quickly and Easily: Shortcut Cutouts and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipes to Make Cookies Quickly and Easily: Shortcut Cutouts and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Author: Linda Wilson
Gather your friends and/or family in the kitchen to make your own homemade cookies.  Making cookies doesn't always have to be a time consuming chore.  Have some fun in the kitchen and make cookies in a matter of minutes.  These Shortcut Cutout Cookies use refrigerated dough that you can decorate for whatever occasion you want to celebrate.  They are quick, easy, and make very little mess to be cleaned up.  What could be better?  Want to avoid decorating but have some tasty homemade cookies warm from the oven?  Try this recipe for Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Is there anything better than a warm chocolate cookie with chocolate chips?


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 of an 18-oz roll of refrigerated sugar-cookie dough

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Knead the flour into cookie dough until completely blended together. Roll out dough with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookie shapes and put about 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Re-roll the scraps and cut more cookies. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or just beginning to brown around the edges. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Frost or decorate as desired.

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg (12-oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together until creamy. Add eggs to the sugar mixture and beat well. Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly on cookie sheets then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: About 5 dozen cookies


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