Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 18 mins

Yummy recipe from Martha Stewart

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. 2. Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in shortening (or additional butter). Add egg and vanilla; mix until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
  3. 3. Using a 2 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 4 inches apart. Bake until edges are firm, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

I thought these were very, very good, easy to make and I would recommend them. Like the other reviewer, I had made them smaller and baked them for 8 minutes, but other than that I followed the recipe. The flavor was great and the chocolate aftertaste was just right. The one thing I had hoped was that although I expected the cookie to be crispy, I had hoped the center might have a hint more of chewiness. That being said, I made these for my Christmas cookies and wanted to take them to another level. I made them into sandwich cookies using some black raspberry preserves. That was just amazing and if you can, try it.

Charmed December 19, 2010

I did not want to go shopping but I was craving some good chocolate cookies..... So I tried this recipe and was surprized at how good they were.... I added a little more vanilla because I really like vanillla... and I made them smaller and cooked them for only 8 min...thanks for the great cookies!

Sammy_gunn December 31, 2009