Mean Chef's Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Recipe by lemoncurd
READY IN: 38mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and cream of tartar together in a medium bowl and with a wire whisk, stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer at medium speed, beat the butter for 30 seconds, or until creamy.
  • Add the sugar and continue beating for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is light in texture and color.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  • At low speed beat in the flour mixture, in two additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
  • On a well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Using a cookie cutter cut into shapes and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  • Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned at edges.
  • Cool. Decorate as desired.