A sprinkle-covered chocolate sugar cookie propped up against more cookies

Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies


These soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies are supremely fudgy and tender. They’re very easy to make, and there are so many fun ways to decorate them!


  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups (285g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (110g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon (10ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (270g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (111g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (3g) cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar or sprinkles, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Soften the butter in the microwave for 10-12 seconds. Combine the butter with the sugars and beat on medium speed until the ingredients are well creamed together.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, mixing them into the creamed butter and sugar until the eggs are well beaten.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Slowly add the mixture into the combined wet ingredients, beating on medium-low speed until well combined.
  5. Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out balls of dough and roll them in granulated sugar, if desired. Place the dough balls about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake your cookies for 11-13 minutes.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
1 cookie
22.2 g
211.4 mg
11.5 g
35.7 g
1.8 g
3.1 g
47.8 mg
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American