Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Dark cocoa powder makes these sandwich cookies extra chocolaty.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl; mix well. Set aside.
Combine 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Roll out dough on cocoa powder-dusted surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place, 1 inch apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.
Beat 1/2 cup butter and shortening in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar, peppermint flavoring and food color, if desired. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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Every year around this time, I start to panic a little. How am I ever going to decide what cookies to bake for the holiday season?! Do I stick with the classics or try something new? How many can we eat at our house (more than I care to admit…but cookies count as part of a balanced breakfast, right?) Without self-restraint, I could probably make a dozen different kinds!
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