Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are rich and fudgy with the perfect amount of chew in every bite. Rolling each in coarse sugar makes them look extra beautiful and also gives them a nice crunch. Trust me when I say they are going to make your list of favorite cookies.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Coarse sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ.
  2. Blend together the butter and sugar on medium speed until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Wrap chocolate dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Using a 2 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the chocolate dough and place each ball of dough closely together on a cookie sheet.
  6. Once all of the dough has been scooped, place the cookie sheet in the fridge to chill for a few minutes.
  7. Gently roll each ball of dough in coarse sugar before placing each a few inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Six fit well on a large cookie sheet as they spread quite a bit.
  8. Bake the cookies for about 12-14 minutes until the edges are firm. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before carefully moving them to a cooling rack.
  9. Enjoy!


If you don’t have coarse sparkling sugar, regular sugar will work too! I like using coarse sparkling sugar for the added crunch.

Keywords: chocolate, sugar cookies, cookies

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