Prep time30 minutes
Cook Time10 to 12 minutes
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly soft
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (284 g) all-purpose flour
1⅓ cup (100 g) cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt (½ tsp if you are using table salt)
½ cup whole milk (you can also use an alternative or plant milk)
Melted white chocolate (optional)
Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃) and place a rack in the middle of the oven. Remove butter from fridge. Allow it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, add slightly softened butter, sugar and egg. Cream ingredients together for 1 minute on high speed. Scrape down the sides of your mixer.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt. Whisk ingredients together to remove lumps from the cocoa powder (you can also use a sieve).
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition to form a dough.
Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. If you want things to move a little quicker, place the dough in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Sprinkle 1 sheet of Kana Pre-Cut Parchment Paper with 1 tablespoon of flour and place 1 portion of dough in the center. Sprinkle with another tablespoon of flour and place another piece of parchment on the top (you are making a dough sandwich with the parchment and it prevents your dough from tearing). Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough to your desired thickness (¼ inch works great!).
Dip a cookie cutter into some flour, cut into the dough, and place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Scrape the dough scraps together, add flour to the rolling surface as needed, roll out again, and cut out additional cookies until all the dough has been used.
Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes and cool on racks.
Decorate with some melted white chocolate and sprinkles of your choice and enjoy!