What comes to mind when you think “Sugar Cookie”? Do you think of a buttery, white cookie decorated in frosting, cut into your favorite shape? I’m willing to bet that it’s highly likely that your answer is yes. However, did you know there is also such thing as a chocolate sugar cookie? If not, then you have come to the right place. Personally, I have never been a huge fan of regular sugar cookies. I have always had a huge love of chocolate and sugar cookies were never that satisfying to me. I have made them many times over the years, but mostly for parties and school related baked sales for my daughter. When I make sugar cookies at home they are always chocolate. This cookie is so simplistic and yet, if you want to, you can really dress it up. Check it out!



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ – ¾ cup sugar (granulated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Next, grease a baking sheet or use parchment paper to line.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar.
  4. Mix until fluffy.
  5. Next, add the two eggs.
  6. Mix until evenly combined.
  7. Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  8. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, baking soda, flour and salt.
  9. Slowly add the dry mixture to the butter and brown sugar mixture.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Once fully combined, cover with plastic cling wrap and let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about one hour.
  12. After about one hour has passed, remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  13. Take the granulated sugar and pour onto a plate.
  14. Take a tablespoon worth of the dough and place it in the sugar.
  15. Roll it around until it is evenly coated and a nice smooth ball.
  16. Place onto the baking sheet.
  17. When the baking sheet is full, place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  18. Once fully cooked, remove from the oven and let cool.
  19. After these have fully cooled, grab a glass of milk and enjoy!



  • Let the cookies cool for about five minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to the cooling rack.
  • If you want to add a little more chocolate flavor to this recipe, try adding a ½ cup of miniature chocolate chips. It is delicious!


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