I LOVE making these easy chocolate sugar cookies! The moist chocolate crumb is perfectly cooked never dry! Just a few simple ingredients and they cook in just 6 minutes. Great for special occasions, gifts, Valentine’s Day & Christmas!
This is the easiest sugar cookie recipe made with simple ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen!
Making these sugar cookies and giving them away to friends and family is one of my family’s favorite traditions. This chocolate sugar cookie recipe entertains kids for hours! We all love rolling out cookie dough, cutting shapes, decorating them, and sharing our creations!
How to Make Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then, add ingredients to a stand mixer bowl with a cookie paddle, or to a large mixing bowl, and mix till thoroughly incorporated.
- 1 & 1/2 cups softened butter (or 3 sticks of softened butter)
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (vanilla is optional but adds a great depth of flavor that you can’t get any other way.)
- 5 1/2 cups flour (I use unbleached, use your favorite)
- 1/2 cup Hersheys cocoa powder
- Then 2 teaspoons baking powder.
- 2 teaspoons salt
ON A FLOURED SURFACE, WITH A FLOURED ROLLING PIN, ROLL COOKIE DOUGH TO 1/4 INCH THICK AND COOKIE CUTTERS TO CUT OUT SHAPES! KEEP ADDING FLOUR TO THE SURFACE AND ROLLING PIN AS NEEDED TO PREVENT STICKING.
Cut a sheet of parchment paper to cover the inside of your cookie sheet.
Place cookie shapes on parchment paper and fill your cookie sheet leaving about 1 inch between cookies.
Bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes. (Baking time will differ with ovens, but do not cook till golden brown, or they will be hard. (I prefer to bake at 6 minutes because I do not like dry cookies.)
Let cookies cool for about 10 minutes, then frost!
Butter Cream Frosting Recipe – Best Tasting
This real buttercream frosting is made with butter, cream, and sugar, and is deliciously scrumptious on sugar cookies! Use your favorite food coloring to decorate.
In a medium mixing bowl or stand mixer add:
- 1 lb confectioner’s sugar 454g
- 1 cup soft salted butter at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
- Dash of salt
Blend on high till smooth!
*If coloring with multiple colors, add 1/2 cup frosting to 3-6 bowls, add a few drops of desired food coloring to each bowl and mix till desired colors develop.
- 1.5 cups (3 sticks) soft butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 5.5 cups flour
- 1/2 cup hershys cocoa
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
Add ingredients to a stand mixer bowl with a cookie paddle, or to a large mixing bowl, and mix till thoroughly incorporated.
Preheat the Oven to 400 degrees F.
On a floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick
Cut out shapes
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. (I only bake for 6 minutes!)
Frost with buttercream or Sugar Cookie Icing, (See Recipes Below) https://Farmhouseharvest.net/chcoclate-sugar-cookies
Decorative Sugar Cookie Icing – Best Looking
This icing recipe makes a beautiful icing but it takes about 3 hours to dry.
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, peppermint, or orange extract
- Dash of salt
- *Optional food coloring (Place small amounts of icing into separate bowls to make multiple colors)
- Plain cooled sugar cookies , for decorating
Add Powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of milk, corn syrup, and extract of your choice in a medium-sized bowl and stir till well combined.
If coloring the icing with different colors, divide it into bowls and color as desired at this point.
Put icing in a piping bag with a piping tip.
Decorate! If using sprinkles add them before the icing starts setting.
Allow icing to completely harden for 3 hours. Share & Enjoy!
Tools I Use For Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Kitchen Aid Mixer – Or a Stand Mixer (This is much easier than using a large mixing bowl and a hand-held blender, but you can do that too.)
Cookie Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper (Optional but makes clean up so much faster!)
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