Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Delicious chocolate sugar cookies in christmas star and tree shapes. Get the recipe at www.recipe-roadtest.com

Here we are on the 23rd of December and I’m only just getting this recipe for Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies up on the blog! That’s because like most of my cooking, it’s for a purpose, not just for the blog, so these were the cookies that went out to the teachers at school and kindergarten.

This recipe is one from my Recipe Swap Club – this month, I was given Sew you think you can cook to test out, and I made one of her fabulous Christmas recipes. Actually, I was trying to combine two of her recipes, so I also included some crushed up candy canes in the mix, from her Christmas snickerdoodle recipe, but it didn’t work out quite as I planned. The candy canes mostly just melted into the cookie dough, leaving a vague pepperminty taste, but not the little pieces of festive looking candy cane I was hoping for. Still delicious, but I recommend just sticking to the basic chocolate sugar cookie.

I adapted her recipe just a little bit, since I added in some baking powder to the recipe as well, just because I’ve never made sugar cookies that didn’t have some baking powder in them. Usually I make citrus or vanilla flavored cookies, but I was really pleased with how delicious these ones were. The chocolate flavor is quite rich, and I think the crushed up candy canes did add some extra flavor, even if it wasn’t quite what I planned!

Anyway, most of these ingredients for chocolate sugar cookies are things you’ll have sitting in the cupboard, so if you’re looking for a recipe you can make up quickly for the neighbors you forgot, or unexpected guests over the Christmas holiday, these are perfect!

chocolate christmas cookies stars and trees

Difficulty: Low – once the dough is rolled out, let the kids help cut out shapes!
Kid-friendly?: Definitely – chocolate flavors, cookies and festive shapes!
Roadtest verdict: A new Christmas classic!

Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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A chocolate flavored sugar cookie cut into festive trees and stars for the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors!
chocolate christmas cookies stars and trees
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
chocolate christmas cookies stars and trees
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together. (Flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt.)
  2. In a large bowl, use either a stand mixer or electric hand beaters to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Then slowly add the dry ingredients in two or three batches, so that you don't end up with clouds of flour everywhere! Mix in the dry ingredients until a firm cookie dough forms.
  4. Shape the dough into two flattish discs, wrap each one in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least one hour. You can also make this a day ahead, which is really useful. You just need to let colder dough sit for five minutes or so before starting to roll it.
  5. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to a moderate temperature (that's 180 C degrees for my Celsius people, 350 F for Fahrenheit).
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to about 1/2 cm thickness. Cut out cookies and place on tray covered with a baking paper or cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8-12 minutes. (Will depend on your cookie thickness - mine needed about 10 minutes.) Let cookies cool on baking sheet for a minute before removing to a cooling rack.

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