Thursday, August 23
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
I know what you are thinking. Why am I making sugar cookies in the middle of August? Because I'm a rebel like that, that's why. Actually I was hanging out over at Daily Dish Recipes again. Nicole (being her awesome self) always inspires me. She has these cookies as part of her Christmas baking spree last year and I couldn't stop thinking about them, so I just gave in and made them. They don't exactly remind me of Christmas in the traditional sense and I can tell you right now, I will be making them year round, rebel or no rebel. They are amazing! Soft and chewy....delicious.
Nicole's recipe is surprisingly simple for a sugar cookie. A great cookie recipe that won't take you all day. It was so easy that I had enough time to eat all the cookies in the above picture. :) Then I went for a walk and came back and ate some more.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1/2 cup cocoa
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using low speed your mixer, add the butter. Then add the egg and mix well.
Add cocoa, mixing until dough sticks to itself (as opposed to everything else).
Using an ice cream scoop, place balls of batter on parchment lined sheet about 2 -3 inches apart. Moisten the back of a spoon and gently flatten each ball just a little bit.
Bake 8 -10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.