Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Soft and delicious chocolate sugar cookies, just like your favorite soda shop makes them! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cookies, chocolate sugar cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 425kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • cups sugar divided
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweeetened cocoa
  • 5 cups flour


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup un sweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, 1 cup of sugar and the powdered sugar. Add vegetable oil and eggs and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt, cocoa and flour and stir to mix..
  • Add to wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  • Roll dough into 1-2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. I used a large scoop that holds about 1/3 cup of dough
  • Put ¼ c of sugar into a bowl.
  • Dampen the bottom of a smooth bottomed glass and press it into the sugar to coat the bottom of the glass. Then press the sugar-coated-glass into the cookie dough balls and lightly press down until your dough begins to flatten and the edges around the glass begin to split.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on a cooling rack and then put them in the fridge until you are ready to frost them.


  • Combine butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and heavy cream in a medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Frost cooled cookies.


recipe from Chef in Training.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.7mg