4.34 from 6 votes
Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
42 mins

Simply the perfect chocolate sugar cookies! With a soft & tender center, crisp edges, and no spreading whatsoever as they bake.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, cookie cutter, roll out cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 45 cookies (2 in diameter)
Calories: 51 kcal
  1. Cream the butter, oil, sugar, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, just until the mixture is smooth. (Do not over beat, as this will incorporate air into the dough, which may lead to spreading.)
  2. Add the egg and mix just until incorporated.
  3. Mix in the cornstarch, cocoa powder and 1 1/4 cups of the flour.
  4. Continue adding flour until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.  (You may not need all the flour.)
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Roll the dough to a thickness of 3/8-inch, between two sheets of parchment paper. (Rolling pin rings will help you to achieve an even thickness.)
  7. Cut shapes using a cookie cutter.
  8. Bake on parchment-lined baking sheets for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies look dry on the surface, and feel firm around the edges and set in the middle.
  9. Cool completely, then decorate with royal icing.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.