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Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Fans of traditional sugar cookies will devour this rich, chocolaty version. It's impossible to eat just one!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with frosting if desired. Yield: 4 dozen.

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Laniebeth User ID: 7922824 100100
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Not too bad. Great taste and if you aren't too spent on perfection it's very consistent."

vernag User ID: 1015008 183913
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Good taste but not easy to roll out and cut. Dough crumbles so 1 rolling is all it can take. Too much hassle for the result."

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