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Chocolate Butter Cookies



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except flour and cocoa. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Shape rounded teaspoonsful as desired (1-inch balls, 2- to 3-inch logs, balls flattened, balls with indentations, etc.) or use a cookie press. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool.
  6. Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark, nuts, colored sugars, candied fruit, candies, maraschino cherries, etc.

Makes 3 dozen.


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