Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

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Use fun Halloween cookie cutters for great Halloween cookies!

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Cream butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Mix in the vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa powder and baking powder; add and mix well. Wrap dough in waxed paper and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Divide dough in half. Roll out each half to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with desired shaped cookie cutters.

Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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