Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough

How To Make Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough [easy Recipe]

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Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)


  1. To begin, cream the softened butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl using your electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to tough cookies.
  3. If you’re adding any optional mix-ins like chocolate chips or chopped nuts, fold them into the dough using a spatula or wooden spoon. Gently knead the dough with your hands until the mix-ins are evenly distributed throughout.
  4. Once your chocolate sugar cookie dough is prepared, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 24 hours. Chilling the dough is crucial as it allows the flavors to meld together and prevents the cookies from spreading too much during baking. Tip: If you’re short on time, you can also freeze the dough for 30 minutes to achieve a similar effect.

After chilling, your chocolate sugar cookie dough is ready to be shaped and baked.

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