Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Just Don't Call Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Cookie Cutters

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Just Don't Call Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Cookie Cutters

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Sugar cookies are crowd-pleasers to begin with, and when they are flavored with chocolate they are taken to a whole new ethereal level.

That's quite a feat considering that sugar cookies call for the most basic of ingredients - sugar, flour, butter, egg and baking soda. You could add some salt to cut through the sweet and a couple of teaspoons of vanilla extract to perfume it but they are still staples of a baking pantry.

Chocolate sugar cookies also involve the simplest of steps. Once the ingredients are combined to make a dough, which does not need to be chilled to firm up, it is rolled into balls and then flattened with a bottom of a glass into cookies and sprinkled with sugar on the top.

They are baked for about 15 minutes and later cooled for about 5. And ta-da, soft sugar cookies with a crisp edge are ready.

When adding chocolate to the cookies, I prefer the real deal - and by that I mean unsweetened dark cocoa powder. Any other kind is just a hot chocolate mix. …

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