Chocolate-Cinnamon Sugar Cookies


A buttery chocolate cookie to replace traditional sugar cookies on holidays. Decorate with a thin layer of buttercream and a sprinkle of colored sugar for best results.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
36 cookies


  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 (1 ounce) square milk chocolate

  • ¾ cup white sugar, divided, or as needed

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Microwave butter, unsweetened chocolate, and milk chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl for 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until butter is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir until chocolate is melted and combined.

  2. Stir 1/2 cup white and brown sugar into the melted chocolate mixture until well blended. Stir in egg and vanilla extract until completely blended.

  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture, mixing until well combined. Place dough in the refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place remaining 1/4 cup white sugar in a small, shallow bowl.

  5. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls; knead dough before shaping if too firm. Roll balls in sugar, place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets, and flatten with the bottom of a glass or a spatula.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Cook's Note:

For uniform, circular cookies, roll the dough into a tube before placing in the refrigerator to cool. Then slice with a sharp knife.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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