Chocolate Sugar Cookies

 

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Mmmmmmmm…..

Excuse me for a minute. I’m in a chocolate coma.

Between that hot chocolate last week, and these chocolate sugar cookies I finished baking today, not to mention the box of chocolates that I may have been working on since Friday, I am all chocolated out. That is totally a word. My spell check may not think so, but I’m rolling with it.

Lots of things going on over here this week! I got some new bloggy toys.

And new photos shall be taken forevermore with this lovely thing.

Had some fun and brought the cookies featured in this post out to my sister-in-law’s birthday party, where I got to eat THIS awesomeness.

I’ve also been doing some stocking up since we rejoined Costco. Luckily, little tiny one is still at a great shopping age.

I am in love with these cookies. They are slightly crunchy, full of chocolate flavor, and the white chocolate drizzle is the perfect topping.

First mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

 

Now mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cocoa until they are well combined.

I like to crack my eggs into a dish before I add them into the mixer. It will save you from getting tiny pieces of shell in the whole batch!

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Now slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the mixture. Mix until the flour is combined. Scrape out of mixer, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for >4 hours < 1 week.

After the dough is chilled, lightly sprinkle a counter with cocoa powder, and roll the cookies out. These are very flexible in that you can roll them very thin, down to 1/4 inch or so, or you can keep them thicker. Thinner cookies will be a bit crunchy after baking, and thicker cookies will have a softer texture.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Now cut out into whatever shapes you prefer. I liked hearts and flowers.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Drizzle with white baking melts.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #cutout #dessert #baking

Enjoy!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #cutout #dessert #baking

Chocolate Sugar Cookies I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #cutout #dessert #baking

Chocolate Sugar Cookies I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #cutout #dessert #baking

Chocolate Sugar Cookies I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #cutout #dessert #baking

 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and stir until the baking powder is mixed into the flour.
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Mix until combined.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Chill dough for > 4 hours and up to a week. Remove from fridge 30 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350 when you remove the dough from the fridge.
  4. Dust counter with cocoa powder and roll out cookies to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out into cute shapes, transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with white chocolate baking melts.

Recipe Credit – Smitten Kitchen

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4 comments

  1. Abbie E says:

    These cookies look both gorgeous and delicious. I love that white icing, too – it’s so elegant and pairs well with the chocolate. Beautiful stuff here!
    Pinning.

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