Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Turning a chewy sugar cookie into a chewy chocolate sugar cookie takes a little more than simply stirring in chocolate.
Why This Recipe Works
Making a chocolate version of our favorite chewy sugar cookie wasn’t as easy as simply stirring in some chocolate. When we added melted chocolate to the dough, the cookies lost their signature chew; unsweetened cocoa powder proved to be a better choice. To compensate for the added cocoa powder, we backed down on the flour until we found just the right balance: too much and the cookies were cakey, while too little produced crumbly cookies. Finally, stirring a portion of cold butter into the melted butter ensures that it’s not too warm when we add it to the dough.