Typically, I am not a huge fan of sugar cookies. I love me some baked goods, but I like my sugar hidden- not noticeably there in texture. However, these cookies from Handmade Charlotte looked too good to pass up when they popped up in my Pinterest feed! Evie and I made them yesterday when we were expecting company. I mean… I made them, and she ate a spoonful of sugar. Literally. I had my head down focused on the batter and my pampered chef cookies scoops, and she said “Ohhhh, Mama. It’s lish-ous- translation “delicious”. She was literally eating sugar by the 1/4 tsp! Needless to say, I decided letting her play with the bag of sugar was probably not my best idea!
I followed the recipe to a tee, which is pretty atypical for me. The only thing I noticed was that my cookies were much lighter in color than the original recipe shows. I had assumed they were “dark” chocolate sugar cookies based on the color. I think next time I make them I’ll pick up some dark cocoa powder and see how they turn out!
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set out baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silpat mats.
2) Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
3) Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine.
4) Using a medium cookie scoop, or rolling about 1″ balls, roll each cookie in set-aside sugar to cover.
5) Place cookies on prepared sheet and cook for 11-13 minutes or until the edges have set and centers are puffed and crackled. Enjoy! Chrissy