Chocolate Sugar Cookies


Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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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