Monday, January 14, 2013

chocolate sugar cookies

Decorating sugar cookies is a staple during Christmas time. Even though the happiest time of year has come and gone, I thought I'd share this recipe because it was so good!

the non-chocolate version

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sour cream
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa

1. Cream sugar and butter together, add eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix well.
2. Add rest of the dry ingredients and mix. 
3. Chill dough for at least one hour.
4. Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut. Roll dough thicker than regular sugar cookies.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes
6. Cool and frost!

** If you don't want the chocolate version, skip the cocoa and add 1/2 cup more flour


5 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, melted
1/2 cup cream
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt

1. Combine ingredients and beat until smooth.
2. Frost and enjoy!

*I also recommend trying Williams-Sonoma's marshmallow frosting. It's on sale right now and so good!

Another Christmas tradition that I mentioned in my holiday post are DUTCH BABIES! (or as some people call them, German Pancakes). If you've never had them, you're missing out. They are super easy to make too! Click the link above for that recipe.


  1. Looks sooo delicious!
    I just got very hungry!


  2. Thank you so much for stopping by! Your blog posts make me miss Europe so much! You are so gorg lady! Looking forward to future posts!


  3. Sounds delicious! Love how you decorated them! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  4. Hello my dears, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I think I am gonna try this recipe for valentines day :-) Just followed you guys.

    xoxo Pakize (Keke)

  5. These are ADORABLE! I love your blog and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  6. I envy you so much! I have to go to London again, just to go to the new Burberry Regent street's shop ;D
    Your cookies sounds delicious, but I'm drooling over the keyboard for the dutch babies good, I have to try your recipe, I love pancakes :P
    Thank you so much for stopping by, would you like to follow each other? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  7. Chocolate sugar cookies? Ummm, yes please!! Thanks for commenting on my blog:) You are just beautiful! I recognize your mother-in-law from my days working at BR & Steve Peterson Interiors. She wouldn't remember me, but I remember her always being so kind:) Small world.

    1. Such a small world! Yes she definitely leaves an impression on people - she epitomizes happiness! Thanks for saying such nice things :)

  8. thanks for the recipe!! love the photo

  9. I have never had chocolate sugar cookies before- that sounds SO DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. delicious. i love the colors on those cookies! :)

  11. these look SO good! I'm going to have to make them... I love anything with chocolate! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I joined yours!

  12. Hi Whitney, thank you for stopping by. I always admire those who can cook. :)

  13. Delicious! They almost look too pretty to eat. ;) Definitely trying these out sometime soon!

  14. Ha! These are adorable and look oh. so. yummy. :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment! I am your newest follower and I can't wait to read more of your posts. I saw your wedding dress in your profile photo and fell in love! So gorgeous! :)
    Have a beautiful night!

  15. Thanks for your comment, I love your blog! I'm a huge fan of sugar cookies {and chocolate}-they are both weaknesses of mine so I'm so glad the first post I read of yours was about them :) I like you already. Also, I grew up eating German pancakes all the time, only we called the "hoot nannies!" {and I thought everyone called them hoot nannies} I'm glad to see that others enjoy them so much, and call them dutch babies! D-lish :)


  16. Chocolate sugar cookies sound absolutely too good to be true! I must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

  17. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! These cookies sound delicious. I will have to try!

    - Lindsay

  18. Hey girl, I nominated you for the Liebster Award!! Check it out here:


  19. Who are all these random people commenting on your blog? Oh anndd I love all your posts. And I want you to make sugar cookies for us right now. Or maybe those cake pops

  20. So delicious
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC or BLOGLOVIN?

  21. These look amazing!! x

  22. Wow these looks seriously amazing, I’m drooling all over the screen here, I have to tray this receipt ASAP, I bet it taste as good at it looks, it doesn’t seem so complicated to prepare, I will give it a tray! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  23. These look sooo tasty! I have got to try something like these out, the recipe looks great! Love your blog- now following xxx

  24. you had me at chocolate!! i love sugar cookies, but i think the chocolate would taste so good!! thanks for the recipe...wil be bookmarking this one :)