Sunday, May 12, 2013

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I had an epic kitchen fail today. I tried to make chocolate pudding and it just didn’t set. It tasted good but it was like thick milk, not at all like pudding. I hate when that happens.

I decided to redeem myself by making cookies, can’t go wrong with cookies!

These chocolate sugar cookies are to die for. They turned out perfectly and taste amazing.

What you need,

1/3 cup granulated sugar
14 tbsp. butter (I used salted so I left out the salt later on)
1 ¾ cups packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt (if you use unsalted butter)
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
1 ½ cups + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats and set aside.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In a separate bowl melt 10 tablespoons of the butter in the microwave for 1 minute until completely melted. Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and let stand 5 minutes.

Whisk the brown sugar and vanilla into the butter until well incorporated.
Whisk in the egg and yolk until smooth.
Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.

Working with 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, gently roll into a ball and then roll the ball into the granulated sugar.
Place the dough ball on the prepared baking sheets.
Repeat the process with the remaining dough. I got exactly 24 cookies.

Press each cookie with the bottom of a flat glass to a 2 inch diameter.
Sprinkle each cookie with a little of the remaining sugar.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges start to brown and cookies crack a little on top.
I like my cookies soft and chewy so I did mine closer to 10 minutes.

Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can store the cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to a week but you won’t need to, they are so good you are going to eat them all up in a day or 2.

I decided it is best to stick with what I do best, and for me that is cookies! They are soft and chewy and super chocolaty!

If anyone has any tips or tricks for making pudding, let me know, I am going to work up the courage to try again, but I want some pointers!

In the meantime enjoy the cookies‼


Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen


  1. Hi Jen,

    Thanks for the cookie recipe! They look great!

    It would help if I could see the pudding recipe you used in order to troubleshoot it. Meanwhile, make sure there's enough cornstarch in there to thicken and stabilize it. Plus, don't stir too vigorously or the cornstarch will break down and the pudding will thin out.

    I have a great recipe for chocolate pudding, plus it's lowfat, but tastes nice and thick and fattening. It's also very chocolatey. Here's the link:

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions or need more tips on making chocolate pudding.

  2. Thanks Meryl!
    Great tips, I think I over stirred mine!
    I am going to try your recipe.

  3. When you make it, let me know how it turns out!