Skip to content
Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Chocolate cookies for cookie cutters? Absolutely! Not only is it possible, they are easy and delicious.

Pay close attention to the technique in this recipe. Unlike a vanilla sugar cookie, this cookie dough will be sticky and need chilling before you cut out your shapes.

This recipe is modified from a Sugarbelle recipe, not currently on her blog.

Previous article Royal Icing Consistencies: What’s the Difference?


Carrie Whitman - May 30, 2023

I made these once before and it was amazing. It’s been years though, so my quesuon is, was it always with the ultra dark chocolate powder? Can’t remember. Is that the best one to buy for this recipe? Thanks!
The Cookie Countess replied:
So glad you love this recipe, Carrie! Yes, we always recommended the ultra dark cocoa powder for that delicious brownie-like flavor, but if you don’t have or can’t get Genie’s Dream Cocoa No. 3, you can use any other high-quality cocoa powder. Happy baking!

Tiana - May 8, 2023

I only used 3 cups of flour and they were super dry and tasted mostly like flour. I think I would remake this recipe with 2 1/2 or even 2 cups. Not sure what happened. I had all the ingredients on hand so it was easy for my daughter and I to whip up on a rainy afternoon!

Kmo - May 9, 2023

Excited to try this recipe… Do you find it stales quickly?
The Cookie Countess replied:
Not any faster than a normal sugar cookie, no.

Mary - December 1, 2022

This is an awesome recipe, we’ve made it twice this halloween season, about to make another batch for christmas today

Laura - December 2, 2022

Can you use light corn syrup?
The Cookie Countess replied:
Hi Laura! This recipe uses dark corn syrup because of the molasses it contains. You could definetly try to make it with light corn syrup, I would just recommend adding in a little tiny bit of molasses to even everything out.

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields

  • cookie glossary cover

    Cookier Glossary

    Welcome to the sweet and intricate world of cookie decorating! Whether you're a seasoned baker or a newcomer eager to delve into the art of decorated sugar cookies, understanding the unique language of "cookiers" is essential. This glossary is your...

    Read now
  • free downloads blog header

    Free Downloads & Resources

    Here is where you can find all of the digital download freebies and links we've shared on social media. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us at and we can point you in the right...

    Read now