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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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My Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe is the perfect summer dessert. Frosted with sugar and flavored with decadent chocolate for an amazing cookie flavor.

! I have another amazing dessert for you today for #SummerDessertWeek. My delicious Chocolate Sugar Cookies will have your mouth watering — so are you ready for this one?

I am a huge fan of sugar cookies anyway, but when I discovered I could make chocolate sugar cookies, I do believe I have put away my old way of making cookies and start making them this way from here on out.

Chocolate sugar cookies with a sugar coating

If you have missed any of the desserts for summer dessert week, click here to find them: Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings, Blueberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels, and Rustic Cherry Galette.

How to Make Chocolate Sugar Cookies

This batch of cookies is just drop cookies, but if you want a cutout cookie, check out this Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe. To make these amazing chocolate sugar cookies, first, let's gather all our ingredients.

List of ingredients for chocolate sugar cookies

We have —

  • Land O'Lakes butter
  • Eggs
  • Salt and baking soda
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Flour
  • Dixie Crystals Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Adams Extract Vanilla

You are going to start by creaming together your brown sugar and butter together.

Then add in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Once you get all that combined, set aside.

In another bowl, combine all your dry ingredients — flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.

Flour mixture for chocolate sugar cookies

Once you do that, then you are going to combine the two and mix together until it all is combined. It will be thick — that is what you want.

At this point, you can put the dough in the fridge for about an hour — or if you can't wait to taste one of these cookies like me, you can go right ahead into the next step.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough into balls. Roll in sugar to coat the outside.

chocolate sugar cookie dough rolled in sugar

For me, Dixie Crystals is the way to go! Their sugar is the best 🙂

Then, place them on a cookie sheet covered with either a Silpat or parchment paper. This ensures even baking and your cookies won't stick to the cookie sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9-10 minutes. When they come out, give them a minute to cool down before moving to a wire rack to harden just a bit.

cookies cooling on the rack

When they are ready to eat, you will not be able to take just one! They are so fudgy tasting on the inside. They are soft and puffy and make the most amazing cookie you will ever taste.

Check out these other delicious cookie recipes

Yield: 24 cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect quick and easy summer dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time 17 minutes 10 seconds


  • 1 cup Land O'Lakes butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Adams Extract vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar with a mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition, and then vanilla.
  3. Combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate dough for one hour -- or you can skip this step and go right to making them.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and place into granulated sugar, roll around to coat. Place sugar coated dough on lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet, space cookies 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes.
  6. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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Nancy | The Bitter Sideo of Sweet

Sunday 6th of August 2017

These look amazing!

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 7th of August 2017



Tuesday 1st of August 2017

LOVE the addition of chocolate, must try.

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Monday 31st of July 2017

I'm a sucker for a cookie with a sugar coating! YUM!!

Debra C.

Sunday 30th of July 2017

I'm loving these chocolate cookies, what a delicious sweet treat!!

The Food Hunter

Friday 28th of July 2017

I love all things chocolate...I'll be making these soon

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