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Chocolate Cookies

  • yield: Makes about 16 large cookies




  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, salt, and cinnamon. Set mixture aside.

  2. Step 2

    Use an electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  3. Step 3

    Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic. Chill at least 1 hour.

  4. Step 4

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets; refrigerate until firm, 15 minutes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until crisp but not darkened. Cool on wire racks; decorate as desired.



Reviews (9)

  • Time For Nummys 3 Feb, 2013

    This is a delicious recipe i messed it up on the first try but after that i enjoyed the cookies with my boyfriend. <3

  • MattDiClemente 24 Jan, 2012

    To make the cookies different colors: 1) Omit the cinnamon
    2) divide the dough into three even parts
    3) Do add _a little bit_ of cinamon plus your favorite spices to the first part of the dough.
    4) Add a little bit of of lemon peel, or lemon extract and a touch of pure vanilla extract to the second part.
    5) Add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder, plus a good jolt of pure vanilla extract to the third part.

    Roll out following the recipe as printed and enjoy!

  • cpchef 2 Feb, 2011

    For sugar edging, you could beat an egg white slightly, then use paintbrush to apply around edge, then sprinkle on sugar, or roll edge of cookie around like a wheel in sugar spread out in a ahallow dish. Leave to dry before storing.

  • lilacj143 12 Apr, 2010

    The other cookies shown are linked in a recipe for sugar cookies ( There is also a link for the instructions for making the Sugared Heart Cookies.

  • nic29nic 13 Feb, 2010

    I'm confused! How come the cookies in the photo are in diff colors? Are these diff kinds of cookies? Help! :)

  • GrnEyz 2 Feb, 2010

    Not much of a baker, but how do I get sugar rim on the cookies?

  • UUjerri1 24 Nov, 2009

    Yes, the dough is irresistibly Yummy, CAREFUL!

  • gerhartl 16 Feb, 2009

    Beaten egg whites

  • Little Eyecatchers 14 Feb, 2008

    I made these along with Martha's Sugar cookies for Valentine's Day. They were really easy and baked nicely. The cookie dough is like fudge! Yummy!