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Chocolate Sugar Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, plus ore for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t vanilla


To make cookies: adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat butter on medium until smooth. Add the sugar and beat on medium until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on medium until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until just combined.

Form the cookies into 3 ounce balls and roll in remaining sugar. Bake 6 cookies at a time, 11-14 minutes, until edges have set and the centers are puffed and starting to crackle. Cool on the pan on a cooling rack.

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