I purchased a set of football cookie cutters a few years ago, and I decided to break them out again for our annual Superbowl party, since our home team THE DENVER BRONCOS made it to the Superbowl!!!
Rather than make brown or chocolate frosting, I decided to make chocolate cut-out cookies so that the cookies would already be brown. These are very similar to my regular cut-out sugar cookies, except better, because EVERYTHING’S better with chocolate! They sure were a hit at the party!
Chocolate Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Contains wheat and dairy
(Gluten-free flour and Earth Balance (or similar) butter substitutes would easily remove those)
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp Ener-G egg replacer + 8 Tbsp water (or 4 eggs equivalent of your favorite egg replacer)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
(I forgot to take pictures while making the dough this time. Sorry, it was late the night before a party.)
Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in Ener-G and vanilla. Stir in cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
Switch to a dough hook if using a stand mixer. Then gradually add flour and mix until fully combined.
Cover/wrap and chill 1+ hours.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out cookies and cut. I cut the cookies on the plastic wrap I had used to refrigerate the dough, and I didn’t have to dust anything with flour. It worked well!
Place 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Once cool, decorate with your choice of frosting. I used my aquafaba royal icing, tinted blue and orange.
(Or hand frosting bags to children, smile as they decorate five cookies, and then finish the job they got bored with. 😉
Enjoy! GO BRONCOS!