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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Course: cookies, Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Laureen King
A delicious chocolate sugar cookie recipe that makes cookies perfect for decorating
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  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and eggs, beat to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour/cocoa mixture and beat medium speed until combined. Scrape sides of bowl and beater as needed.
  • This is a firm dough, so may require a bit of hand mixing after all flour is added.
  • Divide dough into 3 pieces. (recipe with make enough dough for 3 Smart Cookie containers)
  • Press 1 portion of dough into each of The Smart Cookie containers.
  • Even dough out with rolling pin that has been lightly dusted with flour.
  • Refrigerate for 30- 60 minutes or freeze until ready to bake.
  • For baking, heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove as many cookies as you wish to bake from The Smart Cookie.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


These cookies taste great plain, but are also great for decorating with Royal Icing.