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 “Browned Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    FunandFearlessinBeantown — March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I have my tried and true ATK version but I always love discovering new chocolate chip cookie recipes!

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    Elizabeth — March 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Brown butter makes everything better!

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    In and Around Town — March 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I am pretty boring with chocolate chip cookies and stick with the recipe on the back of the bag, but the size of these and the twist on ingredients makes me want to give these a go!

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    Mrs. Williams — March 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I use half the bag of chips too – I like them that way! 🙂 I might have to give this one a shot – I really liked the brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip I made last week.

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    Judy — March 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love trying new ccc recipes also.  You don’t mention what the texture of the cookie is.  I like crispy edges and chewy centers, very hard to find.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — March 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Well, I know what’s happening with the half block of cream cheese in my fridge just waiting to be used up! Cookies are in my future, score. 😉

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    Colleen — March 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I love adding sea salt to chocolate things! I haven’t tried it on chocolate chip cookies, but it sounds delicious.

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    Carrie's Sweet Life — March 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    These look awesome, I am still searching for the perfect recipe!

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    PB and Peppers — March 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

    The cookies sound amazing!  I love the addition of cream cheese!  CC is my favorite cookie and I am terrified to make them because I have no self control.  I love the dough and I love the cookie!!  

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    Megan — April 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    These sound like they take the best components of all my favorite cookies (browned butter, a sprinkling of sea salt) and merge them together.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I always stick with Tollhouse cookies. I need to open my eyes to the wide world of chocolate chip cookies varieties out there!

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    Courtney — April 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I made these today and they were fantastic–thanks for sharing the recipe! (*^_^*)

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    mega — May 16, 2012 at 9:16 am

    aahh this is recipe that i looking for to make choco chip cookies… thank you for post it 🙂

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    Kaila — January 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Made these but didn’t know you have to refrigerate the dough prior to baking hope they come out okay!

    • beantownbaker — January 5th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

      They should still turn out ok. They might spread a bit more than mine do. Let me know how they come out!

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    Arghavan — February 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Made these with the kiddies today and WOW! They are delicious! It made a lot of dough though (I made smaller cookies than the recipe called for), can I freeze the dough in small balls?

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    Jess — February 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Making these today! Can’t wait to see how it turns out. I have another great brown butter choc chip recipe but never tried with cream cheese. Thought I would share my tip for the sea salt…I love a salted cookie! I wait until the cookies have cooled 5 minutes before sprinkling, it’s not too hot that the salt sinks into the batter but not too cold that the salt just bounces off.

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    Clara Gonzalez — November 22, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    These look amazing! I am definitely going to make them!

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