I started decorating cookies with royal icing in December and I’m hooked! This was my favorite fun batch of cookies yet! The bunnies and eggs are just too cute!! Instructions for decorating and the royal icing recipe can be found in my first post on decorating sugar cookies here. Give it a try!
Chocolate Rolled Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate liqueur or extra strong coffee (this can be made with about 1 teaspoon of instant espresso dissolved into 2 Tablespoons warm water)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
1.) Sift together (or gently stir with a whisk) the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2.) With an electric mixer cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fully incorporated and fluffy.
3.) Beat in egg, coffee or liqueur, and vanilla.
4.) Add in flour/cocoa mixture about 1 cup at a time. Blend until fully incorporated. (If you are using a hand mixer you may need to add the last cup of flour by hand).
5.) Divide dough into two or three large balls, place in a plastic bag and chill in the refrigerator 1-2 hours (if you’re in a hurry, you can chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the freezer).
6.) Once chilled, work with one ball of dough at a time, and roll onto a lightly floured surface. I find it works best to place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough, and then roll on top of the parchment. This prevents the dough from sticking to your rolling-pin, and you also don’t need to add as much extra flour (as you would without the parchment).
7.) Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet.
8.) Place the baking sheet (with cookies on it) in the freezer about 5 minutes (this helps the dough keep it’s shape when baked).
9.) Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes (depending on size) in a 350*F oven.
10.) Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet a few minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
11.) Decorate as desired
Such beautiful works of art!!!!!!
Thank you very much Danny – I appreciate your comments!
These are so adorable! Each one is cuter than the next.
Those are adorable!
Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the comment!
Those are seriously cute. I absolutely love them.
Thank you very much! Cuteness gets me every time!
How tweet. 🙂 These look so good.
Thanks so much! They were so much fun to make.
Your Easter cookies are adorable! I’ve currently got some dough chilling in the fridge to make a bunch of Easter Egg cookies. I was even planning on making a little chick in the egg just like in your last pic. Very cute 🙂
Thank you very much for the nice comment! I hope you post your Easter cookies as well so I can take a look!
I made them last night and for the first time in ages, I’d say they were a big flop! haha. I’ll post none the less, as there were many lessons learned 🙂
Ahhh sorry they flopped. Sometimes that happens … I will make something a zillion times and then all of a sudden one time they don’t come out so good … go figure!
THanks so much!
Those cookies are too cute to eat!
Thanks! They were fun to make!
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How pretty these are! It’s almost a shame to actually EAT them….LOL!
Thank you so much! I may just look at them for awhile lol
This is the cutest thing I have seen all day! I forgot easter is almost upon us. I better start baking!
Ahh thanks so much! 🙂 I know .. Easter is really early this year! Happy baking!
These are almost too pretty to eat…almost! I love the details, especially the pearls on the bunnies!
Thank you very much Sandra! The pearl bunnies were my favorite!
These are so cute, Cheryl! I’m glad you posted them because I am looking for ideas for the Easter celebration of my little girl with the kids here. Not sure though if I will be up to your standard in decorating these lovely cookies. 😉
Thank you very much Malou! I’m sure you’d do a fantastic job! They really are not difficult, just time consuming.
I love the chicks in the eggs — they are so adorable!
Thank you so much!
These are perfectly decorated!!! YUM 😀
Thank you Daisy! I know how you love desserts and sweets! 😉
Oooo, I haven’t made my spring sugar cookies yet. I might have to give this recipe a try 🙂
It’s a nice change from plain sugar cookies – I want to try lemon next. Easter came so early this year!
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Can you tell I’ve been gone for awhile? I so love those little bunnies with the pearl necklaces!
Thank you Ruth! I was wondering where you were 🙂 The bunnies with the pearl necklace was my favorite!
Love these alot. Love the bunny profile with the pearls. Awesome!
Thanks so much!