I have been dreaming about sharing this recipe for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies since December.  I was knee-deep in butter, sugar, and flour making chocolate shortbread when I got the idea of having that recipe mingle with my favorite Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie.  After a few practice runs, I had the butter and sugar, along with the Dutch cocoa ratios all worked out, and this amazing little cookie was born.

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When Julie from The Little Kitchen reached out about joining to help raise funds for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer, I immediately said yes, and knew that this recipe would be perfect.  Secretly I was hoping she was going to ask us to participate again, this year, as we enjoyed being part of it last year.  I am not going to go into a lot of details about why this is important to us (you can read about it here) but I will say that the world needs a little more happiness and if sharing rich chocolate sugar cookies helps us get a little closer to finding a cure for childhood cancer, then I will bake hundreds of cookies to do so.

As I mentioned, this is the second year for our Valentine’s event!  All of us really want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!

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Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine, and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!

Donate here.

This chocolate sugar cookie is buttery, melt in your mouth goodness.  Rich in deep dark chocolate flavor with a hint of vanilla.  It stands up well on its own and is taken to another level with royal icing and sprinkles.  You get to decide on the finishing touches!  Won’t you make a batch for the love of your life, and help us reach our goal by donating.

 

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We hope you also enjoy these Valentine Cookie recipes from our Food Blogging friends who are hoping to make a difference.

Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie

 

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Recipe:  Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

extra Dutch cocoa for cutting out

How To:

Mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Scrape the bowl.

Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until light;  about 2 minutes.  Add the vanilla extra and mix just to blend together.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Add to the butter mixture and mix until blended.

Wrap the dough in wax paper and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the dough in half.  Lightly dust a counter with cocoa powder and roll out one half of the dough to about 1/8″ thick.  Cut into desired shapes.

Place the cookies onto the parchment paper.

Bake the cookies for 8 – 10 minutes until slightly firm but not too crisp.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 5minutes on the baking sheet.  Then remove the cookies and place on a cooling rack.

Decorate with your favorite frosting or just enjoy.

Serve.

Eat.

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