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Easy Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

 Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don’t need to chill them before you roll them out and bake them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl! This is a great recipe for cutout cookies! 

 

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before rolling them out and baking them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl!

 

These cookies have a delicious chocolate flavor, thick centers, and crispy edges. Use your favorite cookie cutters and decorate with your favorite icing and sprinkles!

 

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before rolling them out and baking them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl!

I love these cookies because you can taste the delicious buttery flavor and you also get chocolate! Growing up we made a lot of regular sugar cookies but chocolate sugar cookies have so much more flavor!

 

   These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before rolling them out and baking them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl! 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy!

 

This recipe only has 7 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your house. And you can use whatever cocoa powder you like best!

         

  • salted butter
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • eggs
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • flour

You will get a more chocolatey flavor with a high-quality cocoa powder – buy really any cocoa powder will work. I love Ghirardelli 100% unsweetened cocoa but you can also use Hershey Special Dark Cocoa.

 

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before rolling them out and baking them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl!

 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe Tips:

 

I bake a lot. But I never used to use a sifter. One day I was talking with a friend that used it for their baked good and I decided to try it. I was shocked by how something so simple could elevate my recipes.

Now I use my sifter with my dry ingredients like flour and cocoa. And I see a huge difference when I sift powdered sugar when I am making frosting! I have a hand crank one that is really easy to use.

When you roll out your dough, you usually use flour but I like to sprinkle powdered sugar or cocoa on the surface when I am rolling out my dough.

 

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before rolling them out and baking them!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl!

 

You do not have to chill the dough!

 

It’s so frustrating when I am searching for a recipe that I want to make for dessert and the instructions say to chill the dough for an hour. I do not have time for that!

That is another reason I love this recipe. You do not need to refrigerate the dough for a few hours before you can make your cutout cookies!

 

 

I love that you can make these chocolate sugar cookies in 1 bowl! I like to use my stand up mixer.

 

 

Cream together the butter and sugar until it’s completely mixed with a hand mixer or large mixer. (Be careful not to overmix it.)

 

 

Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix until you can no longer see the yellow from the eggs.

Next, add the cocoa powder and baking powder.

 

 

Slowly add the flour two cups at a time and mix until it the batter is mixed well.

 

 

Do not chill the dough! If you need to chill it – let it come back to room temperature before you roll it out.

 

 

Grab about 1/3 of the batter and place it on a prepared surface and roll out until it’s about 3/8″ thick.

 

Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. (Tip – do the same shapes together to make sure they bake more evenly.) I got my cookie cutter from Hobby Lobby. 

 

 

Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake.

Let it sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.

Let cool completely before you decorate the cookies.

These cookies are delicious and fun without frosting.

This recipe will make 3-4 dozen cookies depending on the size of the cutout.

Yield: 36

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy and you don't need to chill them before using!  Plus you can make it in 1 bowl!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until it's completely mixed with a hand mixer or large mixer. (Be careful not to overmix it.)
  2. Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix until you can no longer see the yellow from the eggs.
  3. Next, add the cocoa powder and baking powder.
  4. Slowly add the flour two cups at a time and mix until it the batter is mixed well.
  5. Do not chill the dough! If you need to chill it - let it come back to room temperature before you roll it out.
  6. Grab about 1/3 of the batter and place it on a prepared surface and roll out until it's about 3/8" thick.
  7. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. (Tip - do the same shapes together to make sure they bake more evenly.)
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake.
  9. Let it sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.
  10. Let cool completely before you decorate the cookies. These cookies are delicious and fun without frosting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

This is an estimate and not factual data.

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