Black Cocoa Cut-Out Cookies are probably the deepest, darkest cookies you’ll ever bake and intensely chocolate flavored, making them perfect for Halloween cookies or the Day of the Dead.
So, this was a difficult post.
First, you should know that whenever you’re working with gingerbread man cookie cutters, which is what I used for these cocoa cookies, you’re taking a chance on the cookies coming to life.
That’s fine if you’ve got cheerful, holiday gingerbread men on your hands who sit around watching Hallmark movies and knocking back eggnog in between offering to help you bake and wrap gifts.
But, if you’ve got angst-ridden Goth cookies, well, it’s another story.
Black Cocoa Cut-Out Cookies
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These black cocoa cut-out cookies and I, well, let’s just say we had creative differences.
Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to reduce mess and keep the little men from clinging to the your work surface, whether that’s a kitchen table or a counter top.
These cookies would make great treats for a Halloween gathering.
I’ve written the recipe as a half-batch. If you need more, you can easily double it.
Use a two-inch cookie cutter or something similar.
This is a half batch so you should get about 15 two-inch cookies.
Despite their sauciness, these cookies are a must-make in my book. These cookies taste just like Oreo cookies with their deep chocolatey-ness.
Black Cocoa Cookie Recipe Notes
You will need two types of unsweetened cocoa for this recipe: black cocoa powder and regular unsweetened cocoa powder.
You can make these cookies with just the regular unsweetened cocoa if you like but you won’t achieve that rich, dark color.
Friend, I’m so glad you asked. Because it took me a minute to find it locally.
And by minute I mean it took a couple of weeks of calling around to places looking for it.
I finally found it at a natural foods store about a 30 minute drive from my office.
My natural food store doesn’t carry it and neither does my food co-op, which irks me.
Call your store first before you traipse out. If they have it, it will most likely be in the bulk section.
What is Black Cocoa Powder?
Most baking experts recommend using a combination of black cocoa powder with unsweetened cocoa powder because the black cocoa can be a bit bitter.
Black cocoa powder can be found at a natural food store or a gourmet shop or at King Arthur Flour. This post and/or recipe may contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I'll earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See Disclosure policy.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 99Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g
Black cocoa powder can be found at a natural food store or a gourmet shop or at King Arthur Flour.
This post and/or recipe may contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I'll earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See Disclosure policy.
Your turn: have you ever baked with black cocoa powder before?
Black Cocoa Powder Cut-Out Cookies