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best chocolate sugar cookie recipe

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Amanda Cooks & Styles
The most delicious soft and chewy chocolate sugar cookies rolled in granulated sugar and baked to perfection are the perfect sweet treat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola/vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • granulated sugar for rolling about 1/3 cup


  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together sugar, butter and oil. Mix over medium speed until smooth. Add vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the mixer about 1 cup at a time with the mixer on medium speed until well incorporated.
  • Place cookie dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Once the dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll 2-3 tablespoons of dough to form a ball and then roll each ball in granulated sugar. Transfer to cookie sheet and repeat until your cookie sheet is full. Space the cookies about 2" apart.
  • Bake for 10 -11 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to let cool.
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