Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

12 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp molasses
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup + 1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2) Melt 4 tbsp butter and place medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 2 tbsp molasses and whisk until combined.

3) In separate medium bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.

4) In stand mixer, cream remaining 8 tbsp butter and 1 cup white sugar until fluffy (3-6 min).

5) Add cocoa/molasses and mix until combined. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla.

6) Add flour mixture, 1/3rd at a time until just combined.

7) Spread remaining 3/4 cup sugar in shallow dish. Roll 1 tbsp of dough into a ball and roll in sugar.

8) Bake 1 sheet at at time at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes (when cookies have cracked and middle is just set.

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