Brownie Roll-Out Cookies (with Cherry Buttercream)

February 11, 2013 · 9 comments

in desserts/sweets

I’ve started taking a shine to chocolate cookies lately, which is sort of weird given that I’ve never been a huge fan. By that, I mostly mean a chocolate base – anything mixed or topped with chocolate has pretty much always been fair game. Something that also makes chocolate cookies appealing? When they have the word “brownie” in the title.

These are some of the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. You don’t even  have to wait till after the butter and sugar are creamed together to add extract, eggs, etc. All the wet ingredients and the cocoa powder all get mixed at the same time before you add the flour. The dough then gets refrigerated until it’s firm enough to roll out (and would freeze easily, too). Cut out, bake, eat brownie-flavored cookies, repeat.

Like most roll-out cookies, these are very versatile. You can eat them as-is, decorate them with royal icing, frost them with ganache or buttercream, or turn them into sandwiches with cherry buttercream, which is what I did for about 1/3 of them. (I recently decorated sugar cookies for a baby shower, so I already reached my limit for time spent doing that without ripping my hair out.) I love the combination of chocolate and cherries, so this was a no-brainer for me. Plus, I just picked up a jar of morello cherries from Trader Joe’s. How I didn’t just sit there and eat all of the cherries directly from the jar with a spoon is beyond me. That’s willpower, guys. If you don’t have a TJ’s or can’t find jarred morellos, you can use maraschino cherries instead (or of course fresh ones when they’re in season).

 

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 11, 2013 at 9:18 am

Love this idea! These sound so scrumptious!

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Kelsey February 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

These are so cute, Elly!

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Angie @ Coffee and Cannolis February 11, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Yum, these look fantastic!

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Nicole February 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

My friend recently emailed me a brownie roll out cookie. Yours look great and I love cherry anything.

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Joanne February 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

I’m not really super into chocolate things either but as a vehicle for eating cherry buttercream? Yes, I could totally get into that.

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Amy February 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

Made the dough last night and baking them tonight for my son’s kindergarten Valentine party. I had sworn off roll out cookies but these made me change my mind!

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elly February 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

Hope you like them, Amy! My kiddo was a big fan, especially when I let him slather some buttercream on them. :)

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Amy February 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

And the verdict is- super tasty! Loved them! Have made up with my rolling pin.

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elly February 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Glad to hear it!

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