European Chocolate Butter Cookies

Description: 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.


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

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 5 hours


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!