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Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies

Delicious Chocolate Sugar Cookies are perfect for cutout cookie to bake for any Holiday! These cookies are full of chocolate flavor and they make a great decorated cookie! Use icing
Course Cookie, Holiday
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Holiday chocolate cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 122kcal
Author Eileen xo


Icing and decorations for Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • 1 ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 2-4 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Adams food colorings Note 4
  • various sprinkles Note 4


  • Add to the bowl of a hand mixer confectioners sugar and unsalted butter. Mix to combine flavors about 1 -2 minutes. ( A hand mixer can be used as well)
  • Blend in the egg and Vanilla extract and mix until fluffy. 
  • In a medium bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Fold in half the flour/cocoa mixture into the confectioner sugar/butter. Gently combine ingredients. 
  • Add remaining flour ingredients into the sugar mix. Gently fold ingredients together until mixed. 
  • Split dough in half and wrap each piece in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours to overnight. At this point, you can freeze the doughs for a later date.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking tray with a Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Roll the first piece of dough on a flour/cocoa dusted surface to about ½ inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place each cookie on the lined baking tray. Space cookies about 2 inches apart and bake for about 7 minutes. (Note 3) 
  • Remove cookies when baked let cool for about 2 minutes. Move cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Decorate with icing and sprinkles.

Decorating Icing for Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • In a bowl, whisk confectioners sugar, 2 teaspoons of milk, and vanilla extract. Decorate cookies as desired. Split the icing and use food coloring and sprinkles to decorate the cookies.


Note 1: I use Adams extract for these cookies.
Note 2: Use pure cocoa powder for best flavor.
Note 3: Baking times can vary. My oven is large and cooks fast. 6 minutes and my cookies are baked through. Check your cookies and they should be slightly soft in the center when baked through.
Note 4: Feel free to separate icing into small decorating bags and color with various food colorings to decorate cookies.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.6mg