I make cookie bags for my co-workers for the holidays, last year they loved them and this year I tried to find new recipes to impress them. I found this one, it was so simple to make and is a good basic cookie, nothing mind shattering, but good and simple and sometimes that is just perfect.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In an electric mixer mix the flour cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. While on a low speed add the butter and the egg, continue mixing until dough comes together in a ball.
Scoop (I used a large ice cream scoop) and place on the baking sheets about 2 inches a part, these will spread. With slightly moist hands flatten the tops of the dough. Bake for about 9-14 minutes (depending on size of cookies) your cookies should just start to be firming when you want to take them out.
Take off your baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.
This recipe is a great chocolate base cookie, would be fabulous as a ice cream sandwich cookie, or dusted with powdered sugar to make them sparkle. I can't wait to include these in the cookie trees this year.