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chocolate Christmas cookies piled on top of each other

Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Fulfill your chocolate fantasies and celebrate the season too with these sweet decadent chocolate Christmas cookies that will rock your world!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Christmas Cookies, Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipe, How Do I Make Chocolate Christmas Cookies, How To Make Chocolate Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 175kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 1/2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large yolk


  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/8 cup cocoa
  • 4-8 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Decorations (optional)

  • sprinkles, colored sugar, jimmies



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
    How to make chocolate Christmas cookies, mix dry ingredients
  • Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt. Allow butter to cool.
  • When butter is cool, whisk in brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until there are no lumps. Mix in egg and egg yolk. Mix in flour mixture just until combined. Do not over stir.
    How to make chocolate Christmas cookies, prepared cookie dough
  • Roll dough into 2 tablespoon balls. Place on prepared cookies sheet 2 inches apart. Do not flatten.
    How to make chocolate Christmas cookies, placing the cookie dough in the cookie sheet
  • Bake cookies 1 sheet at a time in the preheated oven, rotating sheet halfway through baking until cookies are slightly puffy and edges have begun to set, about 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before glazing.
    How to make chocolate Christmas cookies, placing the cookies on the cooling rack


  • In a medium mixing bowl sift together sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk in 4 tablespoons milk and vanilla until smooth. Add more milk, a little at a time to make a pourable glaze.
  • Set wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on wire rack. Spoon glaze on top of cookies. Let cookies set on a rack until glaze firms.
    How to make chocolate Christmas cookies, adding the glaze over a cookie


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg