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Neon Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies are fun and festive, made with a prominent chocolate flavor, and beautiful neon colors.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 39 minutes
Servings 25 servings
Calories 254 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.