While I love to cook and give away my treats, I adore receiving them. When my friend Yasemin Krause @yaseminck presented me with a gift box of these cookies I immediately asked her for the recipe. Graciously, she shared her recipe for these adorable and delicious cookies which seem like the perfect Spring-time indulgence. Aside from being delicious, these cookies would make a wonderful hostess gift or party favor. If you decide to decorate them with frosting I would recommend a combination of white, dark pink and/or royal blue as these colors look great against the dark chocolate coloring of the cookie.
CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES
2 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking power
1 cup unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 tsps vanilla
2 large egg whites
2 tsps fresh lemon juice
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
Optional: Food coloring
In a large-size bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
In a separate small-size bowl, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg is added. Add vanilla and beat all together. Then add to the flour mixture. Using a large spoon mix until smooth.
Divide dough in half and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookies in shapes of your choice and place on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the outsides of the cookies look crisp.
Cool for 10-20 minutes. Serve as is, with powdered sugar or decorate with frosting.
In a medium-size bowl, beat the egg whites with the lemon juice.
Add the powered sugar and mix until smooth.
Optional: If using food coloring, add in as much as desired until you get the color of your choice.
Use the icing immediately to prevent the icing becoming too hard to use.
2 Replies to “The alternative to the white sugar cookie”
The cookies are darling but it’s the little boy eating them that steals the show.
LOVE the name of your blog. And since I’m all about the chocolate and not so much about the classic sugar cookie, these cookies look great to me. Beautiful icing.
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