Chocolate Cutout Cookies


Finally a cut out cookie I like! This are great and it makes a small batch so after the kids get bored, I’m not stuck cutting out a ton of cookies.

1 1/2 c flour
3/4 c cocoa
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 egg

Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together.

Cream butter in a stand mixer and add sugar. Beat in egg. Beat in flour mixture. Turn out onto a piece of Saran Wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375. Place parchment or silmats onto a cookie sheet.

Roll out dough, cut into shapes and place on the baking sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes.

Cool and ice.

1/4 c powdered sugar
1 tsp water
Food coloring

Whisk together and spread over cookies.


Pasta with Chorizo, Spinach and Burrata


It’s the end of the week, which means the fridge is starting to get a bit bare, so tonight I cobbled together this pasta with food that was about to reach the end if it’s shelf life – and I must say it was quite tasty!

1/2 lb pasta
1TBSP olive oil
2 chorizio sausages, sliced thin
14 oz spinach
3 oz sundried tomatoes, chopped
4 oz burrata or mozzarella, diced
Red pepper flakes
Parmesan, grated

Cook pasta according to package.

In a 12 inch heat oil and cook sausage. Add 1/2 c pasta water and sun dried tomatoes for 5 minutes. Add pasta and spinach, cook for 2 – 4 minutes until spinach is wilted. Stir in cheese and remove from heat.

Top with pepper and Parmesan.

Serves 4.