Chocolate Cookies Topped with Sugar

Chocolate cookies topped with sugar

I just love cookies right out of the oven.  These chocolate cookies topped with sugar are no exception.  They aren’t technically a Christmas cookie but I think the sugar on top reminds me of snow.  The icy, crunchy kind of snow that shines when light is reflected off it.  Maybe I’ve lived in the desert too long.  Maybe I’m making that up.  But I don’t think so.  These cookies are SO.GOOD.  The secret to keeping them soft and chewy is to chill the dough for about an hour before baking.  This helps hold their shape and texture.

Since you have to chill the dough for this recipe, hold off on preheating the oven.

Directions for chocolate cookies topped with sugar:

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 c. all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 3/4 c. cocoa powder, and 1 tsp. baking soda.  Set aside.

Whisk dry ingredients together.

In a mixer, cream together 1 1/2 sticks of softened butter and 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar.  Add two eggs, one at a time.  Add 2 tsp. vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.

Chill dough for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fill a small bowl with 1/4 c. granulated sugar.

Scoop out dough and roll into 1″ balls.

Dough ball for chocolate cookies topped with sugar.

Dip the ball of dough into the sugar and cover half way.  That’s going to be the top of your cookie.

Place the dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.  Remember to keep the sugar coating on the top.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to the wire rack.  They are very mushy when they come out but hold together once they start to cool.  After 5 minutes, be sure you get the first one before you even put it in on the wire rack.  Heaven in a cookie!

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Chocolate Cookies Topped with Sugar

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 8-10 min
  • Total Time: 52 minute
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar (keep separate)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Sift together all the dry ingredients EXCEPT the sugar.
Set aside.
Using a mixer, cream together butter and 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Add vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture.
Chill dough 1 hour.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop and roll dough into 1″ balls.
Place the dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
Keep dough balls far enough apart that they won’t touch when cooking.
Top each ball of dough with a sprinkle of sugar from the 1/4 c. of granulated sugar.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack.

 

Keywords: Cookies, chocolate cookies, Christmas, sugar cookie, chocolate sugar cookie, crinkle cookie

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