Chocolate dipped sugar cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday baking menu. These cookies are easy to make, full of flavor and dipped in chocolate-y goodness!
Chocolate Dipped Brown Sugar Cookies
When the holidays roll around, all I can think about is baking! Specifically cookies! I love spending time in the kitchen baking cookies for my friends and family. These chocolate dipped brown sugar cookies are one of my favorite recipes to make and share with others.
If you enjoy a classic sugar cookie, you are going love this brown sugar version. It’s as easy to make as a traditional sugar cookie but with an amazing brown sugar flavor.
Why You’ll Love this Soft Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe:
- Intense flavor: These cookies have brown sugar added to them which gives them a decadent taste. The brown sugar provides an amazing depth of flavor to these cookies.
- Simple ingredients: Although these brown sugar cookies have a high-end bakery look and feel, the recipe calls for basic ingredients. No need to run to a specialty store for these delicious cookies.
- Easy recipe: The directions for these cookies are easy to follow and great for beginner bakers. They are great for having the kids help in the kitchen too!
How to make Brown Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Cream the butter and the sugars together until fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and the egg yolks.
- Add in the vanilla extract and beat together.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Form the dough into a ball and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- After chilling, roll the dough into balls and place on a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes.
- Melt your chocolate while the cookies are cooling.
- Dip the cooled cookies into the chocolate and allow to set.
Yes! You can! You would need to roll the chilled dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Then use your cookie cutters and place them on the baking sheet. Bake, cool and dip per the directions.
You are going to want to use a high quality chocolate like Ghirardelli. Not only does it melt better, but it also produces a superior flavor.
You sure can! Feel free to use your favorite sprinkles in place of the sugar. Just make sure to use light colored sprinkles so you can see them against the chocolate.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily change it up! You can use any extract flavor in place of the vanilla in these cookies. Almond, peppermint and even butter extract would be great substitutions.
You can use this cookie dough base as a starter for funfetti cookies, chocolate chip cookies and even lemon cookies!
You can easily package up these cookies and hand them out during the holidays. I love putting them in clear plastic bags and adding a ribbon to the top with a fun card. You can also add them to a baking tin with other cookies.
These brown sugar cookies also make a great addition to any cookie platter. They will stand out thanks to the chocolate and sugar or sprinkles on top. Add red, white and green sprinkles to your cookies for the Christmas season!
Recipe Tips and Notes
You will know your cookies are done when the edges are slightly browned. Take them out of the oven at this point so they don’t over bake.
These cookies are similar to butter cookies in taste, but their texture is a bit different. Butter cookies use a whole cup of sugar that make a soft, tender cookie. These cookies use a bit less sugar and leave them chewy and not as flaky.
For a cracked top cookie, slam the pan down onto the baking rack every few minutes while baking.
Due to the amount of butter in this dough, over mixing is not something to worry about as gluten development does not happen.
Texture: Soft, chewy sugar cookies are richly flavored with brown sugar then dipped into chocolate that forms a shell on half of the cookie. Turbinado sugar is sprinkled over the chocolate for effect, texture and sweetness.
Everyone will love these chocolate dipped sugar cookies. They have a great flavor thanks to the addition of the brown sugar and are simple to make. Dip them in chocolate and add a sprinkle of sugar on top to finish off the perfect holiday cookie.
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 1 ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cup butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips melted
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- Place the granulated sugar, butter, and brown sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on high for 2 minutes to ensure that it is creamy and fluffy.1 ⅔ cup granulated sugar, 1 ½ cup butter, ¾ cup brown sugar
- Add in the eggs and egg yolks. Beat together for 30 seconds. Add in the vanilla extract and mix.3 eggs, 2 egg yolks, 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Add in the flour then baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together until incorporated.4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
- Form the dough into a rough ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place the dough into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350 F. Unwrap the dough. Roll the dough into balls, 2 tablespoons of dough each. Slightly flatten the dough into discs about 1.5 inches in diameter. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving at least 3” of space between each of them.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes. The edges should be just starting to brown. The centers will still be soft.
- Once baked, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Dip the cooled cookies halfway into the melted chocolate. Dip into or sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Let set at room temperature for 20 minutes or in the freezer for 10 minutes until hardened.2 cups chocolate chips, 1 cup turbinado sugar
- Storage: Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months (these cookies freeze best without chocolate dipping).
- Make Ahead: To make these cookies ahead of time, make the cookie dough, place it in an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to bake, place the cookie dough on the counter to thaw (about 30 minutes to 1 hour).
- Chilling the Dough: Do not skip chilling this cookie dough as it helps prevent overspreading and develops more intense flavors.