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Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Recipe for cutout sugar cookies using sugar, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder, and colored sugar.

I love baking cookies for special occasions throughout the year. I especially enjoy sugar cookies, and I have cookies cutters for all the holidays. Recently I modified by classic cutout sugar cookies recipe to make a delicious chocolate version of the classic treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 3 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • colored sugar

Directions

  1. Cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla to the sugar and butter.
  3. Add the cocoa powder to the butter mixture.
  4. Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Combine until the dough cleans the side of the bowl.
  6. Cover the sugar cookie dough and place in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  8. Roll the sugar cookie dough in a fourth-inch sheet on a floured surface.
  9. Cut the dough using holiday cookie cutters.
  10. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Decorate with colored sugar.
  12. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.
  14. Allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.
  15. Store the chocolate sugar cookies in an airtight container.

Butter and Sugar for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Eggs, Milk, and Vanilla for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies

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Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Dough for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies

Rolling Out the Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Cutting Out the Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies

Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 1 Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 2

Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 3 Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 4

Image Credits

Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe © 2021 Heather Johnson
Butter and Sugar for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Eggs, Milk, and Vanilla for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Dough for Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Rolling Out the Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Cutting Out the Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies © 2021 Heather Johnson
Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 1 © 2021 Heather Johnson
Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 2 © 2021 Heather Johnson
Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 3 © 2021 Heather Johnson
Baked Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies 4 © 2021 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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