Monday, October 17, 2011

Rolled Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I found these stencils at Michael's.  They are Martha Stewart and are so fun for Halloween!  I did a chocolate cookie with powdered sugar, but you could also do a regular sugar cookie and use cocoa powder for the stencils.  You can also use them on cupcakes!  

Chocolate Rolled Cookies - Adapted from All Recipes
Yield: Depends on cookie cutter size...
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg and 1 egg yolk

  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and egg yolk. Add the vanilla. 
  3. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients to form a soft dough. Divide dough into 2 pieces, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Dough is sticky so be sure to add more flour to the rolling surface as needed. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. To use the stencils, place the stencil on the cookie and sift some powdered sugar on them.  
  7. Enjoy!!


  1. What quick fun idea to decorate the cookies!!

  2. These are so fun! I will go look in Micheal's tomorrow for these stencils! Love them!!

    Kara :)

  3. We are having a Halloween Kid Treats party over at Sassy Sites! I would love for you to come by and link this up! XOXO!