Recipe courtesy of Christy Hyer

Top Secret Chocolate Cookies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

White Sanding sugar, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together with a hand mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and mix until combined. In a medium bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients and continue mixing until incorporated.
  2. Roll the dough into 2 logs that are about 2-inches high and 1-foot long. Wrap them in waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Once thoroughly chilled, slice the cookies into 1/2-inch thick rounds and cover with sanding sugar. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool.