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Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy, frosted with chocolate frosting and sprinkles on top.
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Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chewy Cookies, Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Sugar Cookies


For The Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3.4 oz box chocolate instant pudding mix (small 4 serving size box)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

For The Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), melted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: sprinkles for topping


For The Chocolate Sugar Cookies

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, beat room temperature butter, pudding mix and sugar together until combined and light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and milk then beat until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into pudding mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Stir chocolate chips into dough.
  • Divide dough in half and on a lightly floured surface, roll each dough into about 6 inch rolls.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Slice cookies into 1/2 inch slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 375° and bake cookies for 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies cool for a couple minutes on baking sheet then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

For The Chocolate Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, add melted butter and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add half of the powdered sugar and half of the milk into bowl and beat, then add remaining powdered sugar and milk and beat until combined.
  • Pour vanilla into mixture and beat until incorporated.
  • Frost cookies once they have cooled completely.
  • Optional: Top with sprinkles of your choice.


Cookie recipe adapted from my Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe.
Chocolate frosting mostly adapted from Hershey's® Chocolate Frosting