Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These over-sized slice and bake chocolate sugar cookies are rich with chocolate flavor. These monster cookies can be served with or without chocolate buttercream frosting & sprinkles. Of course, if you want smaller cookies, you can do that, but just know the bigger the cookie, the bigger the smile! You can make this cookie dough the day before to allow for it to chill for easy slicing.

In the past we have just dusted these chocolate sugar cookies with course sugar, but recently we skipped that step so that we could frost them. Once Bruce made chocolate buttercream frosting from scratch for these, we knew we were on to something. After I frosted them, and added sprinkles, I took a few to our neighbours and the grins appeared.

Why you will like these chocolate sugar cookies:

Flavor: Deep, rich and chocolaty. The dutch processed cocoa powder has a smoother, more mellow flavor than natural cocoa powder. It also has an almost “black” look, giving these cookies a deep dark color.

Easy to make: Just a few ingredients come together, and chill in the fridge for easy slicing.

Perfect to eat plain, or frosted: These cookies are delicious plain, or frosted. With sprinkles or without. You can even sandwich them with ice cream in the middle. So good!

Only 8 Ingredients to make these Chocolate Sugar Cookies:

1. All-purpose flour: Provides structure to the cookies.
2. Cocoa powder: Adds chocolate flavor and color to the cookies.
3. Baking powder: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the cookies to rise slightly.
4. Salt: Enhances the flavor and balances the sweetness.
5. Butter: Make sure your butter is room temprature.
6. Granulated sugar: Sweetens the cookies and contributes to their texture.
7. Eggs: Binds the ingredients together and adds moisture.
8. Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the cookies.

These ingredients work together to create a delicious chocolatey flavor, a tender texture, and the right balance of sweetness in the cookies.

chocolate sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These frosted chocolate sugar cookies are the best of both worlds. The texture we know and love of a frosted sugar cookie with the taste of chocolate.
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 21 large cookies
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • mixing bowl
  • mixer
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie sheet


Ingredients for Chocolate Sugar Cookies:

  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder Dutch processed
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
    3/4 cups cocoa powder, 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and almost white. Add in eggs one at a time until just incorporated. Add in vanilla extract. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until no dry bits remain.
    2 1/2 sticks butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs
  • Form a log with the dough and place onto wax paper. Wrap tightly. Chill dough for 3 hours or overnight. The log should be about 2 and a half inches in diameter for large cookies. This will make about 20-22. Adjust to make 2 smaller logs if you want smaller cookies.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the cookies into 3/8 inch thick rounds and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes rotating halfway through. Allow cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes on the pan. Using a thin spatula, gently remove the cookies and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Once cookies are cool, they can be stacked and stored in an air tight container. Cookies will stay fresh for a week stored this way. They may also be frozen, for 3 months. Cookies can be served plain, or frosted with a prepared chocolate frosting, or our homemade chocolate buttercream. Add sprinkles if you would like.


When handling the chocolate cookie dough, use cocoa powder, rather than flour on your hands. This keeps them dark and also adds flavor!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


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  2. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    They look amazing, so excited to try! 🤎🤎🤎

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Elaine and James,

      Thank you! These have had a few of our friends asking for more!

      Dina and Bruce

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