Blackbird Cookies

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Blackbird Cookies
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 52 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
about 24 (3-inch) cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 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°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 (per serving)

133 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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