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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Since I had such success with my lemon sugar cookies last year, I decided that it was time for a chocolate version. Since I don’t really enjoy plain white sugar cookies-yet, I haven’t tackled a recipe to make it to my own tastes– I knew that my next attempt would be chocolate.

Oh ho. Good thing these crispy little beauties haven’t been in my repertoire.

Too tasty.

Too easy.

Too inches-on-my-hips.

Too perfect for Halloween cookies!

Ingredients Needed:

1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of butter
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

Whisk all your dry ingredients together.

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Combine your butter, egg,egg yolk, and vanilla, mixing it until it’s light and fluffy.

Add in the dry ingredients, slowly, mixing thoroughly until combined.

chocolate sugar cookies

Once it’s all mixed up, you have some choices.

I know, too many choices make some people panic.

It’s ok. Here’s your choices.

If you want to get straight to work, have at. Whisk  a combination of cocoa and white flour to dust your counter top and it won’t show up on the cookies as crazy. The dough will be more sticky, but sometimes we just don’t have 45 minutes to waste!

If you like colder dough to handle which in theory is less sticky, place the dough on wax paper large enough to fold over itself.

chocolate sugar cookies

Proceed to fold the wax paper over, and give it a squish to flatten it. The thinner the  dough, the less time it takes to chill it. Throw it into the fridge for 45 minutes or so.

chocolate sugar cookies

Roll out to the thickness you desire. Thin gets you a crispy little tasty chocolate cookie, thicker gets you a chewier cookie. Chose your poison.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until they are slightly undercooked. Cool on the tray, then move.

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Time to decorate!

Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
assorted icing coloring

The above is the base for the icing, in order to get thinner icing I added a little more milk until I could dip my cookies into the icing, and let them drip off, getting this beautiful glazed coating below. Do NOT put in more corn syrup, it will never harden and set properly. So add milk very little by little until you get the consistency you need.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Super fun, Halloween chocolate sugar cookies.

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
cookies
Servings
10
Calories
368
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar Sugar Cookie Icing Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • assorted icing coloring

Instructions

  1. Combine your butter, egg,egg yolk, and vanilla, mixing it until it's light and fluffy. 

  2. Add in the dry ingredients, slowly, mixing thoroughly until combined. 

  3. Whisk a combination of cocoa and white flour to dust your counter top and it won't show up on the cookies as crazy. The dough will be more sticky, but sometimes we just don't have 45 minutes to waste! If you like colder dough to handle which in theory is less sticky, place the dough on wax paper large enough to fold over itself. Proceed to fold the wax paper over, and give it a squish to flatten it. The thinner the dough, the less time it takes to chill it. 

  4. Throw it into the fridge for 45 minutes or so. 

  5. Roll out to the thickness you desire. Thin gets you a crispy little tasty chocolate cookie, thicker gets you a chewier cookie. Chose your poison. 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until they are slightly undercooked.

  7. Cool on the tray, then move.

  8. The above is the base for the icing, in order to get thinner icing I added a little more milk until I could dip my cookies into the icing, and let them drip off, getting this beautiful glazed coating below. Do NOT put in more corn syrup, it will never harden and set properly. So add milk very little by little until you get the consistency you need.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 10g, Calories: 368kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 204mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 1.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Dan says

    Hey, I tried this recipe, looks awesome, problem though.
    I do not know how long to cook them, it has been an hour now and they have not changed color,

    I went with cocoa powder, so they were dark to begin with, the wife is wondering what is going on, but I told her i have everything under control….

    please for the love of god, tell me how long to cook them….

    It’s getting smokey in here.

    thanks
    Dan

    • Karlynn says

      Dan, I love you, but AN HOUR? Sweetie, they don’t change color, bake them for 8-10 minutes, so they are still a little soft in the middle and cool them, don’t move them until they are cooled!

  2. Bakeolicious says

    I love these cookies, so creative. Halloween baking is so much fun isn’t it?

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new food photo gallery showcasing beautiful baking and desserts

  3. Karlynn says

    Oh it SO is cocoa and not flour! Thanks for catching that!

  4. Charlynn says

    Looks good, I’ll have to try those sometime! You’ve got flour listed twice though, is it supposed to be 3/4 cup of cocoa?

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