Chocolate Snowflake Cookies

Children will gladly help make these cutout cookies that resemble big snowflakes. Have them hold the drinking straw vertically and slightly twist it when making the holes in the dough for a cleaner cut. This cocoa-flavored cookie dough can be made ahead and refrigerated until you´re ready to bake it.

  • prep time 1 hr 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 96

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 3/4
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1/2
cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
Drinking straw
  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla and egg; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, 1/3 at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness; refrigerate remaining dough. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Using drinking straw, punch random holes in cutout stars. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    40
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    2mg
    2%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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