A Quest: Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies, Part 2

The moment I laid eyes Lila Loa’s chocolate cookie recipe, I knew I had to try it.  With a name like, “The End-All for Chocolate Cookie Recipe”, it’s gotta be good, right?

Turns out, she was telling the truth. This cookie recipe is GOOD.  In fact, if I had tried it first, there may not have even been a list…but as much as it pains me, I have committed to trying at least four chocolate cookie recipes, so I will keep my word, even if it kills me!

Did I mention these cookies are GOOD?

I love this recipe, and no matter what your baking style, I think you will also.

 First of all, it’s very forgiving, and we all know how important those forgiving recipes are.

Also, you can use the dough immediately, or chill it if you choose.

And FINALLY, the best part of all, THESE. TASTE. GOOD.

Mine were a little darker than Georganne’s but that’s because I have this random cocoa powder mix bin happening {long story}, and I’ve promised Bern-Dogg I will not buy ANYMORE until I use up what I have.


So, here’s my observations:

Difficulty- These cookies are easy breezy to make.  The instructions are clear and helpful.  I love it that there is a no-chill method because I am not a dough chilling kind of gal.

Prep-time- I spent maybe 30 to 45 minutes on the cookies.  I mixed them up in less than ten minutes using the no-chill instructions, rolled them, and baked them for 7 minutes.  The instructions said 6 1/2, but *this is embarrassing* I don’t know how to make my oven do halves, so I did seven.  Worked wonderfully.

Appearance- Beautiful cookies.  B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Texture- This is my favorite cookie texture.  They are firm but chewy.  Like a soft sugar cookie.  Which makes sense, because except for the fact they’re chocolate that’s what these are.

Taste- I like LOVE these cookies…A LOT. This figures, because they are made with shortening, one of the few things I try NEVER to eat.  However, in the case of these cookies, I strongly suggest making an exception.  I’m not a shortening lover, but some things really are better with Crisco.  If you are absolutely dead set against it, you can use butter.  But try it, I really think the final product will convince you.

DECORATABILITY- These decorate beautifully…

If you haven’t met Georganne yet, you SHOULD.  These cookies are only the tip of the iceberg.  She is always doing something fun.  My latest fave is her cookie bunting.  Be sure to head on over to Lila Loa for a lot more cookie fun!

So, here we are, two down, two to go.  So far, I have two wonderful recipes.  Meaghan’s chocolate cookies for those of you who like a little bite to go with your chewy-ness, and these, 100% soft all the way.

 I’m almost positive Bridget’s homemade Oreo’s will be next.  I haven’t stopped thinking about them since, well, um since I we polished off the last of these.


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    Trisha says:

    I always notice your comments on other blogs and you are so sincere and complimentary..I am sure that takes so much time for you but I am sure you now how nice that is to see!! LIla Lola blog is new to me and I am excited to find that by way of your wonderful site. I continue to muster the courage to do more sugar cookies/RI and the chocolate cut out is so pretty with the RI decoration…wow. I love to archive these great recipes. Do these spread out much or stay pretty true to shape? Thanks again

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    Mel says:

    These are THE BEST! They taste great and hold their shape PERFECTLY! I substituted Cream Cheese for the shortening with stellar results … a total win-win for flavor AND texture! Thanks for doing all the legwork to find a GREAT chocolate cutout recipe for us :o)

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    Melissa says:

    Don’t feel bad I also don’t know how to do half minutes on my oven or microwave timers. What’s a few seconds more?

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    Hannah says:

    I made these today and they are AWESOME!! Everything you said they would be. Very good, easy and forgiving dough and did I say very good! Yum.. will definitely make these again and again. They taste exactly like chocolate cookie press cookies.

    Not sure if they are suitable for freezing for later decorating but I’m trying this too. I cut out both cats for now and candy canes for later.

    Next up… the regular sugar cookie.

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    Holly says:

    I just tried making these and it was epic fail. The dough would not stay together. It crumbled when I rolled it out and even after baking, they would not stay together. Do you have any suggestions?

    Love the blog and adore your decorated cookies. <3

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    Cathy says:

    I finally made these tonite.
    I. Love. These. Cookies.
    That is all…..

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    Alyssa H says:

    For Halloween I really want to make a gingerbread house but not out of gingerbread and I wanted it to be darker than a sugar cookie do you think this would work for that?

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    Lorraine Castle says:

    Love your web site

  9. 29
    gowsalya says:

    biscuit is a very sweetfulness.
    oru parcel anupivainga sir

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    Kim says:

    Just made these – taste is awesome, but they spread badly! It was a simple shape ( hockey jersey ).
    Any ideas why? (Followed the directions exactly – did chill overnight , so only used 3c flour as per instructions )


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