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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 06:19 PM

War on Christmas: I attack and defile America's most sacred holiday tradition!

This is a recipe you will only see here. I invented this on Tuesday night, made it Wednesday and saw it consumed in seconds on Thursday.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
(Makes a variable number - how big are your cookie cutters?)

Ingredients:
1/2 pound of softened butter - accept no substitutes!
1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons of flavoring extracts in any combination you like - 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond is a good start
2 cups all purpose flour - NOT self-rising!
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
Granulated sugar
Decorating materials suitable for gingerbread cookies

Two hours before: Put the butter in a bowl at room temperature.

Cream butter to smooth, silky consistency. (This works best if you have a stand mixer.) Add confectioner's sugar 1/4 cup at a time, blending completely into the butter at every addition.

Mix the egg and extracts together. Set your mixer to its lowest speed and gently beat the egg mixture into it. When it's blended in well enough it SHOULD look like yellow frosting.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together in a big bowl. Add to the buttercream base 1/2 cup at a time, blending in thoroughly after each addition. When all the dry ingredients are mixed in, STOP BEATING! Put it in the fridge for at least two hours. Overnight is better.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thick on a lightly floured board. Cut out cookies. Weed away the excess dough, then sprinkle the dough with powdered sugar. Put the raw cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to sit for a minute to firm up, then cool on a wire rack. Do NOT attempt to use the "bake till light brown on the edges" method of baking - this is at least as dark as gingerbread dough, so if you see it turn brown you're screwed.

Finally, make another batch right away. These went REAL fast when I fed them to my coworkers.

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Reply War on Christmas: I attack and defile America's most sacred holiday tradition! (Original post)
jmowreader Dec 2016 OP
Kali Dec 2016 #1

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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 08:48 PM

1. mmmm

sounds good

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