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Author Notes: This recipe is adapted from a 1938 Baker's Chocolate ad. —Lauren Hairston
Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for rolling)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- sprinkles, to decorate
- Cream together the butter and sugar then beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the melted chocolate.
- Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon with the first 1/2 cup of flour.
- Wrap the dough in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the dough (you'll probably need to roll it out in batches, say 1/3 at a time) on a floured surface to 1/8" thickness and cut out with cookie cutters. Decorate with sprinkles.
- Bake 5 to 8 minutes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking sheet or parchment. When the cookies just start to brown around the edges, they're ready. Let them cool on a wire rack.