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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Our best chocolate sugar cookies are easier to make than you might think.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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Are you in the holiday spirit? You will be by the time you finish making these cookies!

These easy chocolate sugar cookies are a delicious twist on the classic holiday cookie. You still get the crisp-yet-chewy texture that we all love from sugar cookies, but you get the added bonus of a burst of chocolatey flavor. We're sure that these holiday cookies will be a hit with any chocolate lovers in your life.

Cut these chocolate sugar cookies out into cute shapes and then frost as desired! We love piping holiday-inspired designs onto these cookies to make them extra festive.


Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time9 min



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Into a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed, beat butter and sugar for about 1½ minutes, or until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

  4. Turn the mixer speed to low and carefully add the flour mixture a little at a time, occasionally stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl.

  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured flat work surface to about ¼-inch thickness, using additional flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Use cookie cutters to create and place on cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

  7. Cool and frost!

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Anyone else loving the generous amount of frosting on these cookies? So delicious!

I'm with JennyBee1 - I have never thought of combining chocolate with sugar cookies. DUH, how great is this?

This is GENIUS! I have somehow never thought about this before.... such a good idea! Can't wait to try these this year!!!!

Let's be real - everything is better with chocolate! And everyone needs cookies at Christmastime. These Christmas chocolate sugar cookies hit the spot!

Sugar cookies are always a favorite around Christmas time, but I love the idea of making a chocolate version for a twist on the original. Or, better yet, making a batch of these alongside a batch of regular sugar cookies. There is no such thing as too many cookies during the holiday season!


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