Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies Perfect for the Holidays

I have found my new favorite cookie. These simple chocolate sugar cookies will quickly become a favorite of your family and friends!

Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies | Louella Reese

This week on Louella Reese it has been all about hosting for the holidays. Including several wine and appetizer pairings, a fall flatbread perfect for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving, and to round out the week, I am sharing a Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe. These cookies are the perfect sweet treat to bring to a friend’s house for Friendsgiving, the office Thanksgiving potluck or as an extra sweet treat on Thanksgiving day for those that aren’t the biggest fan of pumpkin pie. 

These cookies taste sinfully delicious and while they are packed with sugar (hence the name) you won’t find any butter in them! Recently I have been replacing butter with coconut oil in all of my baking and I have to say y’all, I am a big fan! I find the coconut oil makes baked goods denser while also feeling lighter at the same time. If that doesn’t make sense, just wait until you try a cookie from this recipe, you’ll then understand what I mean! 

Aside from fall hosting and Thanksgiving, these cookies would be the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie line up! With the rich chocolate flavor and the sugar coating – they’ll fit right in. While also being a fun change from typical sugar cookies. 

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Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup coconut oil, softend 
1 1/2 cups brown sugar 
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda 
*extra sugar for rolling cookies

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together coconut oil and brown sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. About 3-5 minutes. 
Add in eggs, on at a time, mixing after each addition until well combined. Then add vanilla. 
Combine cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture. 
Refrigerate dough for one hour – do not skip this step! 
Scoop dough and place onto plate filled with sugar, roll around to coat. Place sugar coated dough on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart from one another. 
Bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing on cooling rack. 

Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies | Louella Reese

Simple Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup coconut oil, softend
  2. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. *extra sugar for rolling cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together coconut oil and brown sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. About 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs, on at a time, mixing after each addition until well combined. Then add vanilla.
  4. Combine cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda. Slowly add the flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture.
  5. Refrigerate dough for one hour - do not skip this step!
  6. Scoop dough and place onto plate filled with sugar, roll around to coat. Place sugar coated dough on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart from one another.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing on cooling rack.
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26 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    Such an easy recipe and they look delicious!!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  2. Lee wrote:

    These sound amazing! I love sugar cookies, ive never though to make chocolate ones. Yum!

    Posted 11.15.19 Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

    My husband just mentioned the other day that I should make sugar cookies as my next baked good (I’ve been in a baking mood lately) so maybe I’ll surprise him with this fun twist on a classic treat! They sound delicious!

    Posted 11.16.19 Reply
  4. OMG!! Those chocolate sugar cookies look so good. I’d love to try to do them. It’s definitely perfect for the holidays. Plus I’ve never actually tried chocolate sugar cookies before.

    Posted 11.16.19 Reply
  5. The best part of the holidays are making all the holiday cookies!! Cant wait to make these soon xoxo sarah

    Posted 11.17.19 Reply
  6. Anna English wrote:

    These look delish, and easy enough for me to make without ruining, ha!

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  7. Lizzie wrote:

    Ooo these looks so delicious! I usually go for chocolate chip, but something about sugar cookies just screams holiday! I’ll try these for my upcoming events 😀

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
    • Thank you Lizzie 🙂 with you on that but also am all about all things chocolate haha. Hope you love these as much as I do!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  8. Amanda wrote:

    I LOVE sugar cookies, but have never tried a chocolate version! These look so easy too

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  9. Morgan wrote:

    Are you making these for this weekend?! OMG my mouth is watering haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  10. Lydia wrote:

    Those look and sound so tasty! I think my favorite part of the holidays is the baking!
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 11.18.19 Reply
  11. Ok I am totally bookmarking these – they sound (and look!) delicious for the holidays! Thanks for the recipe!

    Posted 11.19.19 Reply
  12. Maureen wrote:

    I am excited to try these! We are having an Ugly Sweater party and told my son we are baking cookies for his friends. The fact these sound so good and look easy to make, I am game!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    Posted 11.22.19 Reply
  13. These look amazing! What a fun holiday treat 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 11.24.19 Reply