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chocolate sugar cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

This is one of our favorite sugar cookie recipe to make cookies perfect for decorating!
Course Dessert
Servings 20 cookies


  • Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cutters
  • Clear plastic food wrap
  • Backing paper
  • Rolling Pin


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cups flour


  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees C.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, softened butter, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until combined.
  • Add the flour one cup at a time, while mixing and allowing it to be combined each time.
  • The dough will be fluffy and soft. Wrap it in clear plastic wrap and shape it into a ball with the wrap's help. Put the dough wrapped up into the freezer for half an hour or until the dough can be worked with.
  • Take the dough out. To roll it out, line your surface with plastic wrap and cocoa powder. Another way would be to roll the dough out directly onto baking paper-lined sheets. Roll it out to be about 1/2 cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your cookies.
  • Put the cookies onto the baking paper-lined sheet and put it into the oven. Bake for about 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your cookies. They will be soft to the touch when taking them out, but don't overbake them.
  • Get them out of the oven and let them cool down on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Place them onto a cooling rack until they are completely cooled down. You can store them in an air-tied container and decorate them with icing.