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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so easy to make, they make for the lightest and most delicious chocolate cookies you’ve ever tried!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 3 hours
Servings 36 4x3" cookies
Calories 87 kcal
Author camila


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 11.25 oz, 318 grams
  • 1 cup cocoa powder 3.7 oz, 100 grams
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature (8 oz, 226 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 10.5 oz, 300 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add the sugar to the butter and cream for another minute until creamy.
  3. Add the egg and the egg yolk and cream for another few seconds until combined.
  4. Add vanilla and mix.
  5. Lastly, add sifted dry ingredients to the mixture and fold with a spatula to combine until a dough forms.
  6. Transfer dough to the counter, wrap it with plastic wrap, flatten it into a disk, and place it in the fridge for 3 hours.
  7. When it’s time to bake, remove the dough from the fridge.
  8. Divide the dough into 4 parts, work with one part at a time, leaving the other parts covered meanwhile.
  9. Sprinkle very little flour on the counter and start rolling out the dough. If you wish, you can roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper, so you avoid using too much flour and making the dough dry.
  10. Roll out the dough to about 1/4” thick. Use a cutter to cut cookie shapes.
  11. Place them in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  12. Place the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes, or in the freezer for 15 minutes while you pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.
  13. And meanwhile start rolling the other portions of the dough and cutting cookie shapes.
  14. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. They should look set, but they should still look soft in the tray. As they cool down they will harden up and get firm.
  15. Once they are cooled down, you can ice them with royal icing, sugar glaze, or use them to make sandwich cookies, like homemade oreos, or Chocotorta, or keep them an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 87
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.