Cocoa Cutout Cookies

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 38mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 2 ratings

These cocoa cookies are great for cutting into festive shapes. We've sandwiched them with apricot jam here, but they're also delicious on their own, or dipped in melted chocolate.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    300g (about 2¼ cups)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    25g (about 4½ tbsp)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Salt icon
    about ⅛ teaspoon (1g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Jam icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add all purpose flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk briefly
  3. Add unsalted butter to the large mixing bowl
  4. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  5. Add egg to the large mixing bowl
  6. Mix briefly until dough forms
  7. Wrap with plastic wrap
  8. Chill in fridge - 1 hr
  9. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  10. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  11. Roll out large mixing bowl on lightly-floured surface
  12. Cut out
  13. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to 2 baking sheets
  14. Bake - 8 min, 175°C
  15. Let cool
  16. Assemble jam with the cookies
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