Posted by: reball | January 28, 2010

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching so I decided to share my favorite love inspired cookie.  The boys and I worked on these a couple of afternoons ago.  They sat happily eating cookies watching me decorate the rest!  It’s a super easy delicious cookie!  Spread a little love and share these with your nearest and dearest!


Chocolate Sugar Cookies

1 C Butter, softened
2 Eggs
2 t. Vanilla
Cream together and add the following:
3 C Flour
1 3/4  C Sugar
3/4 C Cocoa Powder
1/2 t Salt
1 t Baking Powder
Chill dough for 1 hour in refrigerator.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough on flour dusted counter to 1/4 -1/2 inch thickness.  Cut into desired shapes and Bake on Parchment lined cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool before decorating.
I like to decorate with Royal Icing which dries with a nice shell.  Here’s my recipe:
Royal Icing
4 C Powdered Sugar, Sifted
3 T Meringue Powder ( found at Wal-mart, JoAnn Fabrics or most bulk stores)
1/2 t Almond Extract
1/2 – 3/4 C Warm Water
Food coloring if desired  (I prefer Gel Colors)
Combine sugar and meringue powder.  Add Almond Extract and the 1/2 c water.  Whisk together and slowly add more water to thin as necessary.  Whisk Icing for 6 minutes on high speed to achieve best quality!


  1. Royal Icing? Must try this!

  2. These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  3. These look wonderful!

  4. Yum! And so prettily decorated, too. 🙂


  5. These look great I can’t to try out the recipe. I was just curious. I’m not a baker by any means but I was wondering, do the cookies get their sweet taste from the cocoa powder and the frosting rather than sugar like in a usual sugar cookie recipe?

    • The sugar does help with the sweetness. Cocoa powder contributes the chocolate taste to the cookies but no sweetness. The icing is definitely sweet as well! I hope you enjoy! They are very easy to make! I hope you give them a try!

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  7. […] while doing a bit of research, Lady Victoria of Essex stumbled across a fellow blogger’s post wherein she mentions that she had baked these lovely cookies and decorated them in Royal Icing all […]

  8. Greetings from Seattle! I am a fellow blogger and so enjoyed your posting, that I have added it as a link in my own posting today.

    Feel free to visit: as well as my historical costuming site:

    All the very best to you and the darling little boys!

    Lady Victoria of Essex

    • Thanks so much for adding my link! Enjoy!

  9. I’m going to definitely make some of these for my wife.

  10. I’m definitely going to have to make some of those for my wife!

  11. These look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. These look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Those sound amazing, and look so pretty 😀

  14. They look amazing, I might have to try it. 🙂

  15. Your Cookies look Great!! Question please if anyone can help!!! I am new and just created a website and I have questions. This website does not enable you to insert pictures, color text, or let your organize your work. Could you please give advice on where to locate how to modify and create my own style. I have searched the website to no avail Help constructive advice would be appreciated!!!

    • Orlando – When you say you have created a website, are you saying that you have a “real” website or have you created a “blog”? What software or template have you used?

      I am a web mistress and would be happy to provide you advice. You may email me off list:
      LadyVictoria “at”

      All the best, Lady V

  16. My family got some of these delicious cookies from twinmama herself! I’m making a batch this week! I never thought to make chocolate sugar cookies!

  17. nice template and great article.thanks this is nice data

  18. […] heart shaped cookies with royal icing. They were chocolate sugar cookies. The recipe can be found here. I brought 3 dozen to work and the rest were eaten at the lovely party I attended this past […]

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