Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate sugar cookies. Why didn’t these come in to my life sooner?!? They’re chocolatey and soft with a crispy edge. Basically, exactly what you expect in a great sugar cookie, but made even better with the addition of chocolate.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

It’s good to be back here on the blog some more. Sure, I’m not back up to my 3x/week posting schedule that I was doing for months and months. But, it’s good to be back! I have gotten a few questions about whether I plan to turn this blog in to a baby blog or a baby food blog… I don’t. Obviously having a baby is going to be a life changing event, so you’ll hear me talk about the baby on here some. Keep me posted if you have thoughts or want to hear more (or less) about the little ninja.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Sorry for the sidebar. Back to these cookies. I know the holidays seem like FOREVER away, but I’m thinking I’ll add these to my holiday baking list. I might add a pinch of cinnamon to them when I do that… In the mean time, I’ve been enjoying these crumbled up in some homemade ice cream or with a dollop of peanut butter or cookie butter. If you’re looking for a classic crowd-pleasing cookie to bake up, be sure to give these a shot.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate sugar cookies are chocolatey and soft with a crispy edge. Basically, exactly what you expect in a great sugar cookie, but made even better with the addition of chocolate.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1/3 cup (2 1/3 oz) sugar
1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp (8 1/8 oz) flour
3/4 cup (2 1/4 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
14 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
1 3/4 cups packed (12 1/4 oz) dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg plus 1 yolk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add the sugar to a wide, shallow dish (a pie plate works well). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.

Add 10 tablespoons of the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20 or 30-second bursts until melted. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter until it is completely melted. Set the butter aside for 5-10 minutes to cool until lukewarm, about 90-95 F on an instant-read thermometer.

Add the brown sugar, vanilla, and salt and whisk until incorporated.

Mix in the egg and egg yolk until well combined. Switch to a rubber spatula, and stir in the dry ingredients just until combined.

Shape the dough into balls, each ball should be about 2 tablespoons of dough. Roll the balls in the sugar you put in the shallow dish earlier, coating them on all sides.

Place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving several inches of space in between them. Use the bottom of a glass to press the balls down so each of the cookies has a diameter of about 2 inches. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with a few pinches of the remaining granulated sugar.

Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are slightly puffy and the edges are just barely set, about 12-13 minutes (the cookies may look slightly undercooked in the center, that's ok). Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Continue baking with the remaining dough.

Recipe from Cook's Country, as seen on Tracey's Culinary Adventures

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18 Responses to “Samoas Rice Krispies Treats”

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    Monica — February 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    If Carlos claims this is the best thing you have ever made … I might have to make them tonight!

    • beantownbaker — February 10th, 2014 @ 9:57 am

      Let me know if you do. I was seriously SHOCKED when he said that.

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    erin — February 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

    OH. MY. LORD.

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    Aimee@shugarysweets — February 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah, I can see why these are the best ever!!!! Love Samoas!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — February 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I grew up calling them Samoas and didn’t like them when I was selling them, but have since grown to love them. Great twist on a traditional rice krispie treat!

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

      I can’t tell if the naming thing is regional or not. I know people who grew up in Indiana like me who call them Samoas. They’ll always be Caramel Delites to me.

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    Dina — February 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    they look sooooo good!

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    vanillasugarblog — February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Sharing these in my friday link roundup!
    Everyone needs to see these!

    • beantownbaker — February 13th, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

      Thanks for sharing them!!

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    oh jeez. caramel de lites here, too 🙂 these sound killer!

    • beantownbaker — February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      You’re the first person I’ve met who calls them Caramel de Lites too!

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    Shikha @ Shikha la mode — February 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve been wondering why they aren’t always called Samoas!

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    stephanie — March 18, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Are the pecans there for the Samoa flavor or just an extra addition?

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2014 @ 8:03 am

      They add some texture but you could leave them out if you wanted.

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    Justin — March 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Awesome recipe! Let me provide a little insight to the naming of the cookies (Caramel deLights vs Samoas my wife is a girl scout troop leader). The girl scouts rely on a few bakeries to produce their cookies. Caramel deLights are made by one bakery, while Samoas are made by another.

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    Erin — April 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Just made these – very tasty, but I had a lot of trouble with the caramel layer. It hardened so much, I couldn’t cut the squares. I had to heat them up a bit to cut through the caramel, and then they got rather sticky and did not cut cleanly. Followed directions exactly, not sure what went wrong…

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    Shannon C — May 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    On Sunday nights, my hubby leads a college-age Bible study group and I use the kids/young adults as my guinea pigs for trying new recipes. I made these yesterday and they LOVED them. Thank you for the recipe!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      So glad these were a hit for you! This has become my most frequently made and requested recipe that I’ve made.

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