12 Days of Cookies! Day 7: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I don’t know what I do wrong with those bag mixes but I will NEVER be making those again. Whenever I made sugar cookies from a mix they were always super flat and burnt, really just bad!! This recipe was so delicious!! I have this habit of just checking out the ingredients of the recipe and not the directions… So this recipe takes a little bit longer than I first anticipated but is well worth the extra time, and the extra time comes from having the dough be refrigerated not because it is a super tricky recipe. This recipe comes from Sprinkle Bakes She cookies are decorated so cute! I love the dog star. The original recipe uses a mixer, and since I don’t have one there are a couple of changes to the directions.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
½ lb (2 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl mix the butter and sugar until just mixed, making sure not to overmix or they will spread (this may have been the issue with my previous sugar cookies!)
2. Add the egg and vanilla extract, until combined. In a separate medium bowl whist together the flour cocoa powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter and egg mixture. Mix until the dough is formed and there are no streaks of butter in the dough.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough on the parchment paper, place a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough and using a rolling pin roll the dough into an oblong disc. Transfer all of this onto a large cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Take dough out of the fridge, and preheat oven to 350 degrees
5. Remove the top sheet and roll the dough to about ¼ to ½ inches thick, the dough should not be sticky. Using a cookie cutter cut out the desired shapes from the dough, and place onto a prepared baking sheet. Don’t stretch out the cut shaped!
6. My cookie shapes were kind of on the small side so I baked mine for 8-10 minutes, but make sure that cookies are thoroughly cooked before removing from the oven. Let cool for a few minutes and then transfer onto a cooling rack and allow to completely cool before decorating.

Icing

Ingredients:
1 stick of butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Food coloring (optional)

Directions:
1. Make sure to thoroughly mix the butter and sugar to avoid clumps of butter in your frosting. Add food coloring at the end.

20121207-164241.jpg I know that normal Christmas colors are red and green, and yes there will be some cookies that will be red and green, but in the Big Blue Nation blue is always an appropriate color to use! I was so excited that the cookies didn’t flatten out or get burnt!

Related:
Day 1: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 2: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Day 3: Lemon Sugar Cookies
Day 4: Birthday Cookies
Day 5: Candy Cane Cookies
Day 6: Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Day 8: Creamsicle Cookies
Day 9: Classic Spritz Cookies
Day 10: Peppermint Chocolate Chip
Day 11: Gingerbread Cookies
Day 12: Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Advertisements

14 thoughts on “12 Days of Cookies! Day 7: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  1. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 1: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  2. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 3: Lemon Sugar Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  3. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 4: Birthday Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  4. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 5: Candy Cane Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  5. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 6: Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  6. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 8: Creamsicle Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  7. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 9: Classic Spritz Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  8. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 2: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip | A book, coffee, and the park

  9. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 11: Gingerbread Cookies | A book, coffee, and the park

  10. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! Day 10 Peppermint Chocolate Chip | A book, coffee, and the park

  11. Pingback: 12 Days of Cookies! The Last Day!!! | A book, coffee, and the park

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s