Blackbird Cookies

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Makes:
24 servings
Yields:
about 24 (3-inch) cookies
Prep:
45 mins
Chill:
1 hr
Bake:
7 mins 350°F per batch
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Blackbird Cookies

Ingredients
1 1/2
3/4
cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon vanilla
 
Light-color corn syrup
 
Black decorating sugar or black edible glitter
 
Small yellow and green candies or nonpareils

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough portions to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a variety of bird-shape cookie cutters, cut dough into bird shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until centers are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Repeat with the remaining dough portion.
  5. When cool, brush tops of a few cookies lightly with corn syrup. While still wet, sprinkle with black decorating sugar or edible glitter. Add small yellow and green candies for beaks and eyes. Set aside to dry. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Blackbird Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 133 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 24 mg chol.,
  • 70 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 10 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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