The weather is getting cooler and the colors are changing and more get togethers seem to be happening. You know what this means?! Baking season! TJ has already made his first loaf of bread! What?! Is it time already?! I love baking season! I know I know some people bake all the time, but honestly I just do not want to turn the oven on in the summer. It makes the house way too hot! You know what I’m saying?! So, that being sad I have had my first attempt at sugar cookies at altitude. They weren’t terrible but I definitely learned my lesson lol. These ones were different than the ones I grew up with. They were chocolate and oh so delicious!
I got the recipe from Julie over at Table for Two. Check out her blog, she has some super delicious recipes on there!
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- 14 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1¾ cups packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 large egg plus 1 large yolk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets. Place granulated sugar in a shallow dish and set aside. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
Microwave 10 tbsp. butter, covered, in a large bowl until melted, about 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir in remaining 4 tbsp. of butter until melted. Allow butter to cool to 90-95 degrees, about 5 minutes.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and melted butter together until no lumps remain. Add in the egg and yolk and mix until smooth. Gently add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Working with small balls of dough at a time, roll balls in granulated sugar and divide between baking sheets. Using a bottom of a drinking glass, flatten cookies to 2 inches in diameter. Sprinkle each sheet of cookies with 1½ tsp. remaining granulated sugar.
Bake 1 sheet at a time until cookies are slightly puffy and edges have begun to set, about 15 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking.
See, here they look super fluffy and delicious! They did not stay that way! Add some extra flour my friends when cooking at altitude!
Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before serving.
They got flat and kind of crunchy! When they turn out like this, serve with ice cream or lots of milk!
Have you ever made chocolate sugar cookies before?
P.S. This recipe was taken from Table for Two, I did not come up with this recipe.