Saturday, August 22, 2015

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Last weekend I made a big batch of cookies for a 4 year old's half-birthday (really just an excuse to have a party). She requested chocolate, and so chocolate is what I delivered. I saved half of the batch at home to take in for Cookie Monday, where they were also well-received.


These are really, really great basic chocolate cookies. Rolling them in sugar makes them feel like bakery cookies. It was pretty awesome. I would definitely make these again. I want to try them as a base for ice cream sandwiches, too. Yum!


Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Handmade Charlotte

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar, plus more for rollin
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350. Line 3 half sheet pans with parchment paper. Put ½ cup sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Whisk the flour, cocoa pow­der, bak­ing soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Using a stand­ing mixer, cream the butter and 2 cups sugar together until light and fluffy, 3-5 min­utes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. Add the flour mix­ture and mix on low until com­pletely combined.

Shape the cookie dough into 24 balls, and roll each ball in the set-aside sugar. Place cook­ies on the pre­pared sheet pans (8 can fit on each) and bake for 11-13 minutes, until the edges have set and the cen­ters are puffed and starting to crackle. Remove from the oven and move the pan to a wire rack, letting the cook­ies cool.

Yield: It said 24 balls, but I made about 5 dozen from this recipe. It's going to depend on how big you want the cookies, really.

1 comment:

Anika said...

They were delicious and every last one was enjoyed! Thank you!!