We know that the original are just unbeatable (with peanut butter), but sometimes you gotta try making your own. I made these for my co-editor for the newspaper I work at. The poor guy has covered for me more times than I have fingers and toes.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Pillsbury Fluffy White
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt until it is a soft dough.
Divide into two discs to wrap and put in the freezer for at least an hour. After chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and roll out dough into 1/4 in. thickness, cutting using desired round cutter (or fun shapes?!). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies won’t really expand.
After they cool, fill ’em with frosting! America’s favie cookie from your kitchen.