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Homemade Sugar Cookies with Chocolate

Hello 2015. Nice to meet you, where you been? I could show you incredible things.

Ok, maybe not as incredible as the things Taylor Swift could show you...but I am going to do my best. To start, we have these awesome chocolate sugar cookies. We took our classic Sugar Cookie recipe and added a little chocolatey goodness. To be honest, they turned out even better than I imagined. They have nice crispy edges and that wonderful chewy center that every cookie should have.

So in conclusion, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and are excited for all the wonderful things to come in 2015. I plan on filling my year with cake, cookies and lots and lots of doughnuts.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies | Sprinkles For Breakfast


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar (plus extra for rolling)
  • 2 cups + 2 tbs flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat to 350°
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer or paddle attachment, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. On medium speed add the eggs and vanilla until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and flour.
  5. On a low speed, add the dry mixture until just combined.
  6. Put the extra 1/2 cup of sugar into a small bowl.
  7. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll them in the sugar.
  8. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Using the back of a spoon, flatten each ball to 1/2" thick.
  10. Bake 8-10 minutes until the tops begin to crack.
  11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.

*Makes about 20 cookies

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meet the author

Lindsay Nathanson - Baker and Author

I might be the only person in the history of the world that has ever been grounded from baking. That's right. When I was a teen, it wasn't the computer, or the phone or the tv that got taken away. For me, it was the unsalted butter.

Comments (1)


I notice you use shortening. Could I substitute with butter? Which is better?

Lindsay Nathanson

You can absolutely substitute with butter, but I like to use shortening because it gives the cookie and extra soft and chewy texture.