Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I was trying to decide on which Christmas cookies to bake next when I stumbled across these chocolate sugar cookies from Jo Cooks and knew these were the ones!

I am definitely more of a chocolate person than vanilla so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with chocolate sugar cookies. I chose to go with my gingerbread man and snowflake cookie cutter for these ones. I had seen people use the gingerbread man as a reindeer design by just turning it upside down so I knew this would be a great cookie to try that with!

They do require some chill time, at least an hour, so make sure to give yourself some time when baking them! Once my cookies were ready, I used a royal icing to decorate them. I bought some meringue powder so I have been using that for my royal icing instead of raw egg whites, however, I am finding a harder time to get the right consistency…any tips out there on perfecting the royal icing?

Overall, they turned out pretty cute…and pretty yummy too! I’m excited to add these into my cookie giveaway this year!

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies


Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 + 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In an electric stand mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, vanilla, and cocoa powder until combined. Slowly, add in the flour mixture.
  3. Transfer dough to a big piece of plastic wrap and knead dough to form a ball. Wrap dough and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Working in batches, roll out dough to roughly 1/4 inch thickness and cut out desired cookie shapes.
  6. Place cookies on prepared baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes, edges should be firm but centre still soft. Transfer to cooling rack.
  7. Optional – ice and decorate cookies or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Jo Cooks

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