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Brownie Sugar Cookies

These simple holiday cookies are quick to whip up and even more fun to eat! Loaded with chocolate and generously rolled in sugar, you'll think you're biting into a big 'ol brownie!
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sugar for rolling


  • In a double-boiler over medium-high heat, melt butter and chocolate until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs until smooth. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Beat dry mixture into liquid until mixture forms a dough. (dough will be very soft and sticky) Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Remove chilled dough from fridge and roll into 1-in balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten dough ball slightly. Bake cookies at 350F 9-10 minutes. (cookies will appear very soft and underdone--this is ok) Cool cookies on baking sheet 10 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.