european chocolate butter cookies recipe

European Chocolate Butter Cookies

These cookies have a substantial, but not over the top, chocolate flavor. You can, of course, use regular butter in these, but they will be slightly less crisp and flavorful.
PREP:
1 hour 30 minutes
BAKE:
10 minutes
TOTAL:
5 hours
YIELD:
18 cookies
european chocolate butter cookies recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Usalted Cultured European style butter, cold, cut in small chunks
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
DIRECTIONS:
Process for 30 seconds in a food processor:
Sugar

Add, and pulse until completely incorporated:
Butter, cold, cut in small chucks

Add and process to blend:
Egg yolks
Vanilla

Sift together, then add and process just until blended, scraping the work bowl if necessary:
All purpose flour
Cocoa
Salt

Turn dough out onto counter, press into a disk, and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill dough for 3 to 4 hours before rolling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thickness. Cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until surface of cookies looks dry and set. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.

Enjoy!