Chocolate Butter Cookies

READY IN: 3hrs 12mins
Recipe by Barb G.

This is an OLD recipe that I found in one of my old cookbooks that someone had added to it. The recipe comes from Crystal sugar. It is off of a sugar package.

Top Review by Kim127

Loved these cookies! I was able to get 3 sheets of 15 cookies, had to try a cookie from each sheet to make sure they were done. Then, once they cooled, I had to try one from each batch again to see if they were crunchy or soft (they were just right) and the man ate a couple. So I guess I was able to get just under 3 dozen :). I did have a good amount of the nut/sugar mixture left over, but I put in in a plastic bag for the next batch of these I make! Thanks Barb!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 34 cup butter
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten, reserve 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Sift together, flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa.
  2. Cream together, butter and sugar, creaming well.
  3. Add beaten egg, to butter mixture.
  4. Blend in the flour mixture gradually.
  5. Chill 2 hours for easy handling.
  6. Place rounded teaspoons of dough, shaped into balls, onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten with fork.
  8. Blend 1 tablespoon cold WATER with the reserved EGG.
  9. Brush lightly over dough.
  10. Combine 3 tablespoons almonds chopped fine and 2 tablespoons sugar, sprinkle over dough.
  11. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes,until set but not browned.
  12. Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet.
  13. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies.

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