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chocolate sugar cookies

I'd like to cook chocolate sugar cookies. Should I just add cocoa powder to the original recipe?

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  1. No, you should find a chocolate cookie recipe that adds chocolate, in one or more forms, to a basic flour, butter, and sugar dough (may or may not include egg).

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    1. These ones are very good. They only use cocoa powder but they're the best recipe I've found. http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0...

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      1. re: 16crab

        It looks very nice) Thanks, I'll try!

        1. These are dark deep chocolate cookies from twopeasandtheirpod.com. I make them with the mint chips, but you could use chocolate chips or leave them out entirely.

          http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/cho...

          You definitely need a glass of milk with these. They are delicious!

          1. If you have a sugar cookie recipe that you love, you can replace some of the flour w/ cocoa. If the recipe asked for 2 1/4 c. sugar, I'd do a 1/4 cup replacement (add slightly more than 1/4 c cocoa, though).

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            1. re: chowser

              I do this, too, but since that's not enough chocolate for my taste, I also add a bit of espresso powder, which seems to amp up the chocolateness.

            2. I like the cream cheese sugar cookie recipe on Allrecipes.com. There is a variation for chocolate cookies. These make nice soft sugar cookies and are delicious.

              1. what's your recipe? you could try swapping out some of the flour for cocoa powder… like ¼ of flour (ideally by weight).