Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Cookies and the holidays just seem to go hand in hand! These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are simple, yet flavorful and are sure to become a family favorite. Choose good quality cocoa and real Challenge Butter, and you’ll have chewy, flavorful cookies perfect for sharing with family and friends all year round!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 1¾ cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • 1
    Pour granulated sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
  • 3
    Melt butter in a small bowl (in the microwave).
  • 4
    In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine brown sugar and melted butter. Blend until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and continue to blend. Add vanilla.
  • 5
    While mixing, slowly pour in bowl of dry ingredients and stir just until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • 6
    Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, then roll into the small bowl of granulated sugar. Press down the tops of the cookies a bit (with your hands, or the bottom of a glass). Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
  • 7
    Bake cookies on parchment paper lined (or Silpat lined) baking sheets (one baking sheet at a time) in a pre-heated 350°F oven.
  • 8
    Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until cracked and puffy. Remove cookies from oven, and allow to cool on baking sheet a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Recipe By

Glorious Treats

Glory Albin is a wife, mother, and also a few other things... a baker, crafter, photographer, floral designer, and an obsessive party planner. She loves color, design, and sweets... and really loves bringing all three of those things together! Visit her blog at