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Paula Deen's Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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“I've never seen these before, but sounded good. She frosted her cookies with pink icing. From Paula's magazine Jan/Feb 2006. Prep time includes chill time.”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
YIELD:
4 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat butter until soft and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets.
  3. Divide dough in half, roll 1 portion on a well floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired. Repeat with 2nd portion.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, cool 2 minutes on sheets, then move to wire racks. When completely cooled, decorate with icing.
  5. For the icing, whisk together all the ingredients, add food coloring as desired. Makes 3/4 cup.

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