Wednesday, March 20, 2013

marriage proposal cookies

Marriage Proposal Cookies
(adapted from various chocolate sugar cookies recipes online)

1 1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt, cocoa and flour and slowly add to wet mix until fully combined.  Dough will be very stiff.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8" to 1/4" thick and cut out with cookie cutters dipped in flour to prevent sticking. You can knead and re-roll out the leftover dough at least once (after that it might start to get a bit tough) to get the maximum amount of cookies.  Bake at 375 F for 7 minutes.  Let cool completely and frost (I used the "creamy decorating icing" from the Joy of Cooking, and could have done with maybe a half recipe of the icing).

(He said yes.)

1 comment:

peppery said...

Delicious in every way!