Chocolate Sugar Cookies
With Valentine’s day around the corner, I’ve got an extra sweet recipe for you that’s for a great cause. I’ve baked up this sweet treat as part of the 2018 Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event to benefit one of my favorite charities, Cookies for Kids Cancer. These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are packed with as much chocolate as I could fit into one cookie, and easy to roll out and cut into heart-shapes. Best of all, there are no calories in a cookie if it’s for a good cause right?
This is the second year that I’ve participated in this charity event for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a charity I’ve had the opportunity to support for the past few years. Last year I baked up these Frosted Sugar Cookies, that were a big hit, so this year I decided to take a different spin on the traditional cut-out with these chocolate dipped Chocolate Sugar Cookies. If frosting is more your style, you can always mix and match these two recipes. But for Valentine’s Day, chocolate dipped seemed like a perfect fit. The more sprinkles the better is my motto when it comes to sugar cookies.
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference! Donate here.
You can get fancy with decorating these cookies based on your topping preference. I liked the half chocolate dipped with lots of sprinkles. You could get different color chocolate melts and drizzle them on top to be decorative. If you’re a die-hard frosting lover, any flavor frosting would go great with these cookies. Or if you’re a plane Jane sugar cookie aficionado, these cookies are delicious on their own. The possibilities are endless!
So if you’re looking to spread the love this Valentines day, bake up a batch of these Chocolate Sugar Cookies and consider donating to Cookies for Kids Cancer.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Yield: 32 Medium Cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 Minutes (includes chill time)
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extra or vanilla bean paste
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Melted Chocolate + Sprinkles for decorating
- In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed for about a minute. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding the dry ingredients.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet batter and mix on a low speed just until the dry ingredients are incorporated. When the dough starts clumping around the paddle attachment that's the sign that it is ready.
- Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- On a well-floured clean surface, take half of the cookie dough out of the fridge and roll to about a quarter inch thickness. Cut out cookie shapes and place on the parchment-lined baking sheets. The cookies will not spread so they can be relatively close together. Re-roll the scraps and repeat.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Since the edges won't be golden to show they are done, you can lightly touch the center of the cookie. If it's firm, that's a good sign they are ready to come out. Otherwise, put them back in the oven and re-test every minute.
- Let the cookies sit on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Melt high-quality milk-chocolate chips with about a teaspoon of coconut oil in the microwave, stopping to stir at least every 30 seconds. Dip half of the heart-shaped cookie in the melted chocolate, place it back on the wire rack, and top generously with sprinkles. These cookies would also be delicious frosted as well.
- Let the cookies cool in the fridge so that the chocolate sets. Enjoy!
Be sure to check out all of the other delicious recipes baked up as part of the Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event below.
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
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Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Love Cake from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Rose White Hot Chocolate from Susannah of Feast + West
Gluten Free Lavendar Shortbread Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Fruit Filled Chocolate Waffle Cones from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetheart Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Nancy of The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies from Ashley of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Heart Happy Valentine Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Persian rice cookies from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Chocolate Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies from Julianne of Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Sixlets Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes