Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Chocolate Sugar Cookies are fun and festive, made with a prominent chocolate flavor, and beautiful neon colors. They are soft, chewy, and perfect to enjoy during the holiday season!

Fall and Christmas themed desserts could be fun and easy to make. We have a variety of them on our blog, among our popular once are Pumpkin Cheesecake BarsPumpkin Poke Cake, and Sweet Potato Casserole.

Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

The Best Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies are fun and perfect for the holidays. Not only they look festive and decorative, but they are also delicious. We made snowflakes, Christmas trees and ginger men, minus the ginger since they had a great chocolaty flavor!

Also, adding a few tablespoons of cocoa made these cookies extra special, and decadent with a prominent chocolate flavor. These Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies are so much fun to decorate. In addition, the colors pop up and put you in a great holiday mood.

Decorating the cookies with my son this year was so much fun. He even helped with the baking and cutting part. We also hosted a Sugar Cookie party with his friends and it was a blast. We loved it so much that we want to make it an annual event.

There were icing and sprinkles everywhere, but that’s the beauty of the holiday season! The kids and even the moms had so much fun. Therefore, I recommend you go ahead and try these, during the holiday season.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Why you will love these Chocolate Sugar Cookies?

  • First, they look pretty and are perfect for the holidays.
  • Also, can be a fun project to do with kids.
  • In addition, they are easily and quickly prepared.
  • Similarly, can be dipped with chocolate for alternative taste.
  • Can be made in a variety of shapes and form, to fit various events.

What ingredients are needed for Chocolate Sugar Cookies:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Butter and Egg
  • Sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Vanilla bean
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Gel food coloring of choice

Best Chocolate Sugar Cookies

How Thick Do I Roll Sugar Cookies?

These chocolate sugar cookies remain soft because they’re rolled out pretty thick ane evenly. You want to roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick or just under 1/4 inch thick.

Also, when you bake the cookies they will bake evenly. As a result, you will end with soft cookies.

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How long will Chocolate Sugar Cookies stay fresh?

The cookies can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 5-7 days.

Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

CAN YOU STORE AND Freeze Chocolate Sugar Cookies?

Absolutely! First, cool the cookies completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Defrost before serving.

Recipe Tps:

  • We like using gel food coloring because you only need a few drops, and the color a nice and bright. You can use whichever brand and type you like. We usually go with this one
  • Also, for the icing, we like using piping bags. It helps with the decoration process, and kids also enjoy utilizing it.
  • Don’t over mix the dough after you add the flour, as it might get tough.
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5 from 13 reviews
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 25 servings
Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes Total time: 2 hrs 39 mins

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3 cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • 3 tablespoons  cocoa powder  (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter  (softened)
  • 1 cup  sugar 
  • 1  egg 
  • 1 tablespoon  heavy cream 
  • 1  vanilla bean  (seeds only)
  • pinch  sea salt 
  •  powdered sugar  (for rolling out dough)

Icing:

  • 11/2 cups  powdered sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon  light corn syrup 
  • 2.5 - 3 tablespoons  water  (room temperature)
  • 5-6 drops  gel food coloring   (of choice)

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer until light in color. Add the egg, vanilla bean seeds and heavy cream and beat to combine.
  3. Put mixer on low speed and gradually add the flour mixture, beat until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed using a rubber spatula. Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Sprinkle your working surface with a little powdered sugar. Remove one wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place at least 1-inch apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Rotate cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
  6. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. The cookies must cool completely before icing.
  8. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and gel food color until combined and without any lumps. If the mixture is too thick (not pourable at all), add 1/2 tablespoon of water. If the mixture is too thin, add 1 more tablespoon of powdered sugar.
  2. Test the icing, drizzle a little on parchment paper, if it holds it shape the icing is done, if it starts to melt on the sides right away, the consistency is too thin.
  3. Using the same measurements create different bowls with different colors of icing.
  4. Pour the icing into squeeze bottles and have fun decorating.
  5. Leave cookies on the counter for 12-24 hours for the icing to settle completely. Once the icing is set the cookies can be packed, gifted and transported with ease.
Calories: 254 Carbohydrates: 45 Protein: 1 Fat: 8 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 26 Sodium: 69 Potassium: 61 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 34 Vitamin A: 265 Calcium: 28 Iron: 1.2
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Nefie

How do we enter? Iam a vegetarian and would like a food processor or blender

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Hi Nefie, you see right before the recipe card, there is a box where you have an option to log in with facebook or your email, that's how you enter the giveaway. That's how you can participate and hopefully win :)

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Edmond

. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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Edmond thank you for your enthusiasm, please make sure you enter the giveaway the right way, using the box above the recipe card, I wish you luck!

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Esther Swartz

Wow, you make some beautiful cookies!

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Thank you, make sure you enter the giveaway.

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Mary. Almand

Great cookies!! Hope this was how to enter the giveaway too.

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Hi Mary, thank you for your interest in the giveaway, you have to enter in the box above the recipe card, you can enter with ur Facebook account. You still have time, good luck.

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Tara

Can vanilla extract be substituted for the vanilla bean seeds?

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Hi Tara, yes you can, please use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Linda Marie Finn

entered and we are going to try these, thinking tomorrow ! Kids need something to do special for holidays ! Linda

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Good luck and I hope you love the cookies. We also had a cookie decorating party and the kids loved it.

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Andrina Goetz

I bet Santa loves these.

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Less! Make sure you enter the giveaway!

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Michelle Schafer

messed up on the busy baker twitter. My id is @shelszoo, for some reason the "h" didn't type in, and i can't go back to change it. I saw it as I hit enter! lol

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UGH I am sorry Michelle, ask someone else from ur family to enter as well, hope that helps and good luck :)

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Birdiebee

These are some of the most amazing sugar cookies I have ever seen.

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Emily

Who won? Thanks :)

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Homemade Hooplah announced the winner! :)

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Mahy Elamin

My kids are probably too little for helping me in this recipe, but they sure will love to hang them on the Christmas tree! Beautiful!

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Dan Zehr

These are works of art! Just beautiful, like stained glass. They are just perfect for the holidays!

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Claudia Lamascolo

Such pretty colors in these and festive my family would love these and creative. They sure look absolutely amazing!

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Cheese Curd In Paradise

These are beautiful cookies! Love the colors, and the hint of chocolate in the cookies sounds delicious!

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Tracy

A sugar cookie party?! That sounds SO fun! I'll have to do that with my daughter this year! The colors on these cookies are awesome. So fun and not the usual ones!

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Jyothi (Jo)

It must be so much fun creating this cookies. I showed your post to my daughter and now she wants me to help her bake these amazing sugar cookies. Looks fantastic, and it's gonna be my daughter's weekend project :D

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I made them with my son an dit was so much fun :)

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Jen

Chocolate makes everything better. Even sugar cookies. Your decorating skills are much better than mine but I am going to give these a try anyway!

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Hope you like them!

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April

I think these will be my favorite cookies from now on! They are so festive and incredibly colorful - another great project that I can do with kids. Thank you!

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My kid loves decorating these :)

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Veena Azmanov

Oh so creative. Love how pretty this is. Perfect for the holidays and perfect to get the kids involved as well.

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Kids love these!

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