Sunday, May 1, 2022

Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These cookies come together easily – you don’t even need a mixer, just a few bowls and a whisk. Also, there’s no need to chill the dough so you’ll be digging into these in no time! It took me a few tries to get the baking time just right for these guys, and consequently I did a lot of taste-testing. Tough job, but someone had to do it. The cookies were perfectly chewy in the center with slightly crisp edges. They were delicious on their own, but I also think they’d be a great summer treat with some ice cream sandwiched in the middle.

By Tracey

Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies

slightly adapted from Cook’s Country


  • 1/3 cup (2 1/3 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (8 1/8 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (2 1/4 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups packed (12 1/4 oz) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large yolk


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add the granulated sugar to a wide, shallow dish (a pie plate works well). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.

Add 10 tablespoons of the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20 or 30-second bursts until melted. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter until it is completely melted. Set the butter aside for 5-10 minutes to cool until lukewarm, about 90-95 F on an instant-read thermometer. (Don’t skip this step – if the butter is too warm the cookie won’t bake properly.) Add the brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and whisk until incorporated (it’s important to make sure you break up all the lumps of brown sugar). Mix in the egg and egg yolk until well combined. Switch to a rubber spatula, and stir in the dry ingredients just until combined.

Shape the dough into balls, each ball should be about 2 tablespoons of dough. Roll the balls in the sugar you put in the shallow dish earlier, coating them on all sides. Place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving several inches of space in between them. Use the bottom of a glass to press the balls down so each of the cookies has a diameter of about 2 inches. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with a few pinches of the remaining granulated sugar.

Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are slightly puffy and the edges are just barely set, about 12-13 minutes (the cookies may look slightly undercooked in the center, that’s ok). Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Continue baking with the remaining dough.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin