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Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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Category: Side Dishes, Cookies, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon oil (light/neutral flavor such as canola, grapeseed, or light olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour


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.

Add the egg and mix just until incorporated.

Add the cornstarch, cocoa powder and flour. If you will be rolling/cutting the cookies right away, you may need a little more flour. The dough becomes drier as it sits, so if you are planning to chill and roll/cut later, be sure to use less flour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch, between two sheets of parchment paper. Rolling pin rings will help you to achieve an even thickness.

Bake on parchment-lined baking sheets for 9 to 12 minutes, depending upon the size of the cookie. The cookie should look dry on the surface, and be firm around the edges and soft in the middle.

Cool completely before decorating.

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