Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Creamy Buttercream Icing

easy chocolate sugar cookies with buttercream icing

Too much time at home is a dangerous thing. It gives you time to think, create and bake. Honestly, I shouldn’t be trusted. There’s something therapeutic about baking. In a short period of time you feel a sense of accomplishment and delicious satisfaction. 

chocolate sugar cookie recipe with buttercream icing

Last week I had an idea – what if I added cocoa powder to my melt in your mouth sugar cookie dough to make chocolate sugar cookies? It was a risk, because I don’t like to waste cookie dough, but it was one that paid off! I made chocolate sugar cookies and iced them with my creamy buttercream icing for all of you chocolate lovers. 

Incredible chocolate sugar cookies recipe with buttercream icing

Cookies are a known stress reliever in our house. One bite in and I immediately feel at peace. I liken it to sipping a glass of wine. Fortunately I had a share plan in mind for these chocolate sugar cookies because we all know I don’t need a few dozen of them at my fingertips! We’re excited to welcome new neighbors and there’s really no better way, right? 

chocolate lovers will love these chocolate sugar cookies

chocolate sugar cookies with buttercream icing recipe

Isn’t the pink and chocolate combination pretty for Valentine’s Day? You can even bake this dough into a sugar cookie cake if you’d like.

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chocolate sugar cookie recipe with buttercream icing

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Preparation 5 mins 2017-03-27T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 8 mins 2017-03-27T00:08:00+00:00
Serves 36     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  2. Add flour, salt, cream of tarter, cocoa & baking soda until blended in.
  3. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll dough into large golf ball sized balls. {6/cookie sheet}
  6. Bake 8-9 minutes watching carefully as to not over bake.
  7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet & thoroughly before icing.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies
 
Author: Julie Blanner
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Cook time:
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ½ c flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  2. Add flour, salt, cream of tarter, cocoa & baking soda until blended in.
  3. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll dough into large golf ball sized balls. {6/cookie sheet}
  6. Bake 8-9 minutes watching carefully as to not over bake.
  7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet & thoroughly before icing.
 

And of course you’ll want to top them with buttercream icing. I you can add 1-2 drops of red food coloring and spread it on the cookie or warm it 30 seconds and pour it on the center of your cookie to create a smooth, pretty pool of icing. Either way, you can’t lose!

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