Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies


Chocolate sugar cookies are buttery, tender and melt in your mouth with each delicious bite! These are the perfect elevated cookies to cut out and frost for Valentine’s Day, or any day!
  • 1 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed to ensure the butter and sugar are evenly incorporated.
  3. Add in the egg yolks, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on medium-low speed just until they are fully combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed, but do not over-mix.
  5. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut out your desired shapes and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 ½ inches between them. Gather the scraps of dough together and roll out again, repeating until all the dough has been cut out.
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes, just until the centers of the cookies have lost their sheen and look matte. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  7. Frost the cooled cookies with buttercream, royal icing, or any other frosting of your choice.

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