Chocolate butter cookies

Yesterday I found myself intoxicated by the wonderful smell of butter, sugar, and vanilla creaming in my mixer. There really is nothing like it! That was the beginning of the delicious chocolate butter cookies. These are a great Christmas cookie because they are easy to make and can pair with many different garnishes. They are buttery and not overly sweet, perfect with a coffee or tea break in the morning or entertaining guests in the evening. ENJOY!

Chocolate butter cookies

250g unsalted butter, softened
100g sugar
100g icing sugar
3g vanilla

250g All-purpose flour
50g dutch processed cocoa
3g baking powder
pinch of salt

Desired garnishes such as glacé cherries, nuts, chocolate disks, marzipan, crushed candy cane, etc...

1. Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy, scraping down occasionally
2. Sift together dry ingredients
3. Add dry ingredients to butter sugar mixture, blending well
4. With a piping bag fitted with an 809 (or large round) tip, pipe into 1.5 inch circles, 1 inch apart
5. top with desired garnish
6. Bake in a preheated oven at 300f for 16 minutes
7. cool and enjoy!

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