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Easy Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe (Cut Out Cookies)
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Quick and easy chocolate sugar cookies recipe with crispy texture of classic cut out sugar cookies and a rich chocolate flavor. Great for cookie decorating!

Servings: 24 cookies
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp Baking soda


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  4. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. I noticed that using my hands for mixing everything together was much easier.
  5. Refrigerate this dough for 2 hours. I refrigerated overnight. It was rock solid when I took it out in the morning so I allowed it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling it out.

  6. Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make shapes.
  7. Place cookies gently on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees (8 to 10 minutes for small cookies or 10 to 12 minutes for larger cookies).
  9. Let them cool down completely and then remove from the cookie tray. And you are done! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read my tips above.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • Cookie dough can also be frozen in a tightly sealed freezer bag for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.