Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sugared Chocolate Cookies

There is no need to dunk these cookies in milk.  They are perfectly soft and have just the right amount of sweetness.

Sugared Chocolate Cookies (approx 30-35 cookies)

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 
White sugar, for garnish

In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together with a hand mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. 

Slowly add the dry ingredients and continue mixing until incorporated.
Roll the dough into 2 logs that are about 2-inches high and 1-foot long. Wrap them in waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Once thoroughly chilled, slice the cookies into 1/2-inch thick rounds.  I used a small piece of paper to guide my cuts to keep my cookies uniform size.

Cover all sides in sugar.
Place on a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let set for 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool. 
This made cookies approximately 3-1/2 inches in diameter.  You could probably make the logs a little smaller and bake the cookies less time if you wanted a smaller cookie.

Washington County Fair Blue Ribbon in Chocolate Brownie Cookie Category


  1. These look incredible! I am definitely pinning to try later.

  2. I am going to be making these this year! Looks amazing and have to say your clicks are very inviting :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the compliment!

  3. Thanks for linking up to Craft Frenzy Friday! I love everything you post and I pinned these will totally be making! xoxo San

  4. Is it wrong, that I want these for breakfast right now?

  5. Love the recipe! I'm stopping by from DBB but I would love it if you would link up to my link party! Hope to see you there!

  6. G'day! Love the step by step photos, Jenny, true!
    They always inspire me too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. I am a visual person and I though if I found it helpful, others would too!

  7. These look great! Thanks for the detailed, clear instructions. Pinning these to make next weekend!