Chocolate Cookie Gifts

Chocolate Cookie Gifts
  • 48 cookies
  • 0:20 Preparation
  • 0:08 Cooking
  • 0:28 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    butter

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    sugar

  • 2

    eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 1/2 cups
    (875 mL)

    all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup
    (190 mL)

    cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    baking powder

  • 1 pinch

    salt

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    grated zest of orange

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In a bowl, beat soft butter with sugar until smooth.

Add 2 eggs and mix well. Set aside.

In another bowl, sift all-purpose flour with cocoa powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt.

Gradually fold the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture, adding grated zest of orange.

Mix until a homogenous consistency.

If the batter gets too thick, mix by hand.

On a floured surface, roll out the batter to 1/4 in. (0,5 cm) thickness and cut the cookies with a cookie cutter.

Place the cookies on an unbuttered cookie sheet spaced 1 in. (2 cm) apart and cook 8 minutes on the upper rack of an oven. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Source: Metro