Chocolate Sugar Cookies

This is my first post as a proud new member of The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I am sharing with you a recipe from The Daily Dishes Recipes site for Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies.

You know me, I love easy to make recipes when running short on time and this one was quick and simple to prepare.  Plus anything with chocolate is a winner in my books.  This recipe gets an A+ !

Everything begins in the bowl of your stand mixer.  First you combine the dry ingredients (except cocoa) then gradually add in wet until finally mixing in the crowning glory - 1/2 cup of heavenly cocoa powder. That's it - cookie dough is done!  No sifting, no multitude of mixing bowls...nada.  Just one bowl, a few key ingredients and you are good to go.

These cookies are the perfect consistency - crispy edges with chewy centers.  They have a rich buttery and chocolate flavor.  If you opt for dark cocoa powder you will get an even deeper chocolate hit which is always my preferred choice.

Some advice:  when first out of the oven, don't be too overly eager to remove the cookies from the pan. They are very delicate and need time to set before being transferred to a cooling rack.  A few minutes resting in the pan is essential.  When they are ready to be transferred to cooling racks, ensure you use a hard spatula for stability.

These were a hit with the entire family and will now be a staple in our home.  Pair then with a glass of milk and you will have found nirvana. I am confident you will LOVE them as much as we do.

slightly adapted source recipe - Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies,  The Daily Dishes Recipes


1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks of unsalted butter ( 1 cup) at room temperature
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


PREHEAT oven to 375F
LINE 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper

IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER fitted with paddle attachment, combine first 5 ingredients
SLOWLY add in butter ( I broke the sticks apart into approx. 1 tablespoon sized bits when adding to dry ingredients)
ADD in egg and blend til just combined
ADD in cocoa powder and blend 1-2 minutes on MED speed
ROLL dough into 1 1/2 inch sized balls (or rounded tsp size)
PLACE on cookie sheet leaving 2 inch spaces between cookies as they do spread during baking
PRESS DOWN cookies to flatten only slightly
BAKE 8-10 minutes or until edges start to darken slightly (cookies will puff up in middle but will flatten out once cooled)
REMOVE from oven
LET cookies cool in pan for 2-3 minutes then transfer to cooling rack


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  1. I love how those turned out - they look like they would be so good! :)

  2. YUM!! These chocolate sugar cookies sound divine!

  3. These look great! I love recipes that are't too "stuffy" and require you to dirty every bowl and spoon you own. These are right up my alley!

  4. Welcome to the SRC and such a delicious looking cookie. Great advice too on moving them from the pan too quickly but I figure that the ones I mess up have no calories and are perfect for the cook!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites and my Group 'D' entry: Health(ier) Peanut Brittle

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. Can't go wrong with chocolate! Great cookies!

  6. Today was my first SRC post as well. Your cookies look fab!

  7. welcome to the SRC + i'm so thrilled that your first recipe was such a great success. they look mighty tasty!

  8. Oh yum - these remind me of my family's favorite chocolate cookies... will have to make some soon!


  9. Can I get one (or two... or a dozen) of these!? Looks so good!

  10. I'm drooling and so need chocolate right now. This cold has turned into bronchitis and not really feeling like baking. Wish we lived closer!

  11. I'm not a big fan of sugar cookies in general, but a chocolate version would be right up my alley.

  12. For me, it'll have to tango with almond milk. Good job.

  13. I love these treats...The combination is something I would love to have anytime. Yummy!

  14. So excited you picked this recipe - we love these chocolatey good cookies.
    I'm happy your family loved them and yes, pairing with a glass of cold milk is the perfect union.
    Your cookies look great!

  15. Just saw these on Foodgawker, and they look delicious! I need to make these and soon.

  16. To prevent spreading, there are 3 things you can do to make a taller cookie. sub 1/2 the butter for equal part butter flavor crisco - refridgerate the dough before baking - add 1 tsp corn starch to batter.
    These sound yummy.

  17. These look so thin and crisp and perfect! Pinned!

  18. These look so crispy and chocolaty. Yum!

  19. welcome to SRC! :-)

    Yummy looking cookies

  20. I just made these with my five year old daughter! I measured, she was in charge of the stand mixer. They turned out perfectly, crispy on the outside and chewy inside. She described them as "heaven". Thenk you and I love your blog!

  21. These cookies sound wonderful Linda! I don't remember ever seeing a recipe for chocolate sugar cookies and I can't wait to try them! Hopefully the recipe will easily convert to gluten free.
    Thanks for posting this yummy sounding cookie!

  22. These look beautiful! I've never tried chocolate sugar cookies, I'll have to write it down on my "Want to try" list that I keep in my kitchen!

  23. your cookies look perfect
    They turned out beautifully

  24. Oh my! Reading your blog is becoming dangerous! I'm more and more hungry!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  25. Congrats! Your post will be featured at Dwell on Joy on Friday! These look SO good!

    1. thank you so much, Sarah !! Loved being part of your great linky party :)

  26. Pinned these to try because they look so good - over from Dwell on Joy, and congrats on the feature!

  27. I love baking cookies and this idea is just dreamy to me!


Thank you for your comments!

Linda @ Lemon Drop