Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies

If you love chocolate, these decadent cookies are for you! Rich and chocolatey; just in time for the holidays!

Credit: lifemadesimplebakes.com

Prep Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Cook Time: 10-12 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins

Servings: 24 cookies


Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter – melted

1/2 cup unsalted butter – room temperature

1 cup brown sugar – packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp expresso powder

2 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup +2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar – for rolling


Instructions

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and espresso powder, mix until combined.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix until a soft dough forms.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Refrigerate dough for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats, set aside.

Using a standard size cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoons), scoop dough and roll in the granulated sugar, if desired. Place on prepared sheet, then bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be soft in the center but set on the edges. They will be a little puffed up but they will sync a little when they’re cooling.

Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


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