If you love rich chewy centers and a delicate outer crunch, you are going to love these Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies! | HostessAtHeart.com

Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies For A Crowd

If you love Chocolate Cookies with rich chewy centers and a delicate outer crunch, you are going to love Easy Dark Chocolate Cookies that will feed a crowd!
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Servings 48
Author Julie Menghini


  • 1 1/4 cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Additional sanding sugar for garnish


    • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, sifted cocoa, espresso powder and salt together. Add to creamed mixture. Mix until combined. The dough will be thick.
    • Roll the dough into 2 logs approximately 2 inches high and 12 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 2 hours.
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    • Slice chilled dough in 1/2 inch rounds and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover heavily with sanding sugar.
    • Bake 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight covered container.


    Prep time includes 2 hour chill time.


    Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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