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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate sugar cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 278kcal
These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are simple, yet delicious!  They’re rich, chewy, and perfect for satisfying a chocolate craving!
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  • cup granulated sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • Pour granulated sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
  • Melt butter in a small bowl (in the microwave).
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine brown sugar and melted butter. Blend until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and continue to blend. Add vanilla.
  • While mixing, slowly pour in bowl of dry ingredients and stir just until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, then roll into the small bowl of granulated sugar. Press down the tops of the cookies a bit (with your hands, or the bottom of a glass). Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
  • Bake cookies on parchment paper lined (or Silpat lined) baking sheets (one baking sheet at a time) in a pre-heated 350°F oven.
  • Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until cracked and puffy. Remove cookies from oven, and allow to cool on baking sheet a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg