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Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies

One of the most important things to keep in mind about rolling out cookie dough is getting the thickness of the dough right. That is the beauty of this chocolate chip dough! The mini chips prevent you from rolling the dough too thin and keep the cookies perfectly even! These cookies are great for spelling out messages, edible word games (winner eats all!) and even decorating cakes or cupcakes. The possibilities are endless!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letters (Adapted from Sugarbakers Cookie Cutter Cookbook)

1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 t. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ t. kosher salt
1 ½ cups semisweet mini chocolate chips
Alphabet cookie cutters

Step 1: Make the Dough:

Cream together the butter and sugars with an electric or stand mixer. Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together (I use a whisk) the flour and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low speed just until well incorporated. Using a wood spoon or spatula, stir in the mini chocolate chips.

Form the dough into two flat discs (it will be somewhat sticky), wrap in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes or up to two days. Dough can also be frozen for later use.

Step 2: Making the Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface. If the dough is too hard, let it soften just until you are able to roll it. This part is a breeze because the mini chips prevent the dough from rolling out too thin! Using alphabet letter cookie cutters, cut out cookies (pressing firmly to cut through the chips) and arrange on sheets at least ½ inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes for 2-inch cookies.

Step 3: Decorating the Cookies:

Sometimes I leave the alphabet cookies plain to let the chocolate chips shine. It’s also fun to jazz them up by dunking them in icing and sprinkles or decorating them with royal icing in pretty colors. Check out my book for royal icing recipes, tips and tricks! Such a delicious, fun and easy project!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Chocolate Chip Roll-Out Letter Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

  1. The Bookworm Club

    February 16, 2016

    Oh my! These are the cutest! We love letters over at The Bookworm Club – how much more when they’re edible. LOVE! May I repost them on my Instagram page!

      • The Bookworm Club
      • February 16, 2016

      I was so excited, I forgot to finish the rest of the comment. :) May I post them on my Instagram? I will credit you, of course.

        • patti
        • February 17, 2016

        Hi Bookworm Club,

        You can definitely post on your Instagram along with a photo credit.

        Thanks!

  2. Daphne

    February 16, 2016

    Dear Pattie,

    it looks yummy and I’m looking for ideas to help my little boy to learn reading.

    It might be a great Montessori style workshop to create words with him then eat them – mixing baking, reading and pride to be able to do it alone.

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks so much, Daphne!

      I love to use the letter cookies for all kinds of word games. You can line them up in a grid and try to find letters that connect to make words, or scramble them up and have your son unscramble the words!

  3. Liz - Shopping My Closet

    February 16, 2016

    Cute idea!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks!

  4. Jessica

    February 16, 2016

    Such a nice and delicious idea! x

    http://jessicawoods.fr

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thank you!

  5. Emily

    February 16, 2016

    I love these! I love shaped cookies, but sometimes finding the right sugar cookie dough recipe to keep the shape is a hassle, and then I don’t think they taste as good. These look fun and delicious, though!

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks! If you want to try a plain sugar cookie recipe, I’ve posted one on my blog: http://bit.ly/24ahJWu.

  6. Cheyanne

    February 16, 2016

    Seriously some of the cutest cookies I have every seen!

    http://www.CheyanneFulton.com

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks!!

  7. Bella B

    February 16, 2016

    These are so cute, they sounds so yummy too, can’t win to try them

    http://xoxobella.com

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks, Bella!

  8. Julia Kim

    February 16, 2016

    Love these cookies! A family member loves baking and I wish that she would make these in the near future haha 😉

    http://www.thejuliakim.com/

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks, Julia!

  9. Michelle

    February 16, 2016

    This is such a cute idea, and you can even give already spelled words to someone you love! Wonderful!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks, Michelle, I hope you enjoy!

  10. Annie Abbey

    February 17, 2016

    yummm!!!! And so cute too! I have to get some alphabet cookie cutters! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Thanks, Annie!

  11. Sophie

    February 17, 2016

    These are so adorable! Love the style and colours of the icing. Where do you get your particular cookie cutters from?

      • patti
      • February 17, 2016

      Hi Sophie,

      I found these cutters at a flea market, but you can find similar ones on Amazon or any craft store.

      Enjoy!

  12. Jenn

    February 17, 2016

    I love these so much! The ones with the dip chocolate and sprinkles on the bottom is just too cute~ I’m definitely going to try these.

  13. Kari

    February 17, 2016

    This would be a really fun kid’s activity!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  14. Vicky Sullivan

    February 18, 2016

    Yummy and Pretty!

    xo,
    Vicky
    http://www.aspiringsocialite.com/

  15. Susan

    February 18, 2016

    Where did you get the cookie cutters? Love the dough option.

  16. Lauren

    February 27, 2016

    Hi, just wanted to check that this recipe doesn’t need baking soda or baking powder. Is that so they stay flatter? Thanks.

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