Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe – This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

I’ve talked before about how sugar cookies are my absolute favorite cookies. But, let me tell you, this chocolate sugar cookie is beyond amazing! Talk about the perfect combination of a brownie-flavored confection in a soft, chewy sugar cookie! Oh my stars!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

The cookie dough is rich, thick and so chocolatey. The addition of the espresso powder, like in my chocolate cake, helps to deepen the chocolate flavor without adding the flavor of coffee to the baked cookies. Of course, if you don’t have it on hand, the cookies are still mighty delicious without it! Just simply omit it from the recipe.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies when using a cookie scoop or scooping by the tablespoon and rolling into a ball. I don’t press the cookie dough ball when I drop it onto the parchment lined baking sheet. It will spread the perfect amount as it bakes.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

Once baked, I leave the cookies on the baking sheet to cool completely before transferring to a plate for serving. I like to put the baking sheet on a wire rack (or even on the metal grate of my cooktop) to help the air circulate around the pans for cooling.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe. Make them soon! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com
Yield: 48

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, espresso powder and vanilla.
  3. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.
  4. Place cookie dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1 1/2-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe - This easy recipe makes the best soft chocolate sugar cookies! A crisp outside with a tender, chewy center makes these cookies and absolute favorite! // addapinch.com

9 comments on “Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe”

  1. Where do you find instant expresso powder? Looking forward to making these.

  2. Do you use a hand mixer?

  3. Why kosher salt? Why not regular ol’ table salt??

  4. Can u use oil??

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