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Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

From Cooking Light Magazine
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 1 hr 39 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 3/5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1¼ cups)
  • 4¾ ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened dark cocoa (such as Hershey's Special Dark)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon meringue powder
  • 1 tablespoon 2% reduced-fat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Cookie Instructions

  • To prepare cookies, place the first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and egg; beat until well blended.
  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours, cocoa, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until flour is incorporated.
  • Place half of dough between two sheets of plastic wrap; roll to a ¼-inch thickness. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Place dough (still wrapped in plastic wrap) on a baking sheet. Chill 45 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cut dough with a 2½- to 3-inch cutter to form 40 cookies (reroll scraps as necessary). Arrange 20 cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (keep remaining cookies chilled).
  • Bake at 375° for 9 minutes or until set. Cool on pan on a wire rack 5 minutes; remove cookies from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Icing Instructions

  • To prepare icing, combine 1 tablespoon water and meringue powder in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add milk and ¼ teaspoon vanilla. Add powdered sugar, stirring until smooth.
  • Spoon icing into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in one bottom corner of bag; pipe designs on cookies.
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