Triple Chocolate Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream

filed under: Sugar Cookies on December 21, 2012

I adore sugar cookies. I love how they keep their shape and you can make anything you want out of them.

Add chocolate… and I am pretty much smitten.


Triple Chocolate Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
36 mins

I adore sugar cookies. I love how they keep their shape and you can make anything you want out of them.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Triple Chocolate Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2-3 ounces chopped white chocolate
  • Pinch of salt
  1. In a stand mixer, combine room temperature butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Turn mixer to low, and add in egg and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.
  3. With mixer still on low, add in flour a cup at a time. Then add in cocoa powder and then sprinkle with pinch of salt. Mix until cocoa is incorporated, then turn off mixer.

  4. Roughly chop 2-3 ounces of white chocolate (try to not use chips) and add to dough. Stir in by hand.
  5. The dough will appear to be a bit sticky.
  6. Transfer dough to a piece a parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll out dough to desired thickness. (Mine were about 1/2 inch thick)

  7. Place dough (still sandwiched in parchment) in refrigerator for about an hour, or freezer for 15 minutes, until dough is firm.

  8. When ready to bake, turn oven to 350. Remove dough and then remove one side of parchment. Using your chosen cookie cutter shape, cut out cookies and place on prepared cookie sheet.

  9. After you have cut out all your cookies, roll dough scraps back together and roll out again.
  10. Bake cookies for 8-11 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.

  11. Cover cookies in white chocolate buttercream and enjoy!



triple chocolate sugar cookie

This recipe was originally inspired by the brilliance that is Sprinkle Bakes. Her chocolate sugar cookie recipe has been a favorite of mine for more than a year now!

I just wanted to make some minor adjustments to include my favorite flavor of chocolate.

So I added chopped white chocolate.

And White Chocolate Buttercream on top. (Don’t click on that recipe unless you have a serious sweet tooth!)

triple chocolate sugar cookie

And then they were so sweet I added Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Yes. That was good. But I can’t decide whether I like them best with salt or no salt. And I can’t decide if its just a pregnancy thing, so I just left the salt out of the recipe and you can make the final call.

triple chocolate sugar cookie


But do make sure you use a good quality vanilla. I have made these with imitation vanilla, and I could actually tell the difference. There seemed to be a lack of depth in the chocolate.

(Granted, I am pregnant and have super-human taste buds and smelling abilities.)

Overall, I just love the deep rich chocolate flavor of these cookies paired with the lighter white chocolate. And I also love that they are a sugar cookie, and you can use whatever shape cookie cutter you want!

triple chocolate sugar cookies

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  • Jen @ Savory Simple says:

    Frosted sugar cookies? I’m in love!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Forget the cookie (kidding)… the swirls in the frosting are so pretty! I tried to do that with cupcakes a *long* time ago and failed lol. Beautiful!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    These cookies are BEEOOOTIFUL. And they sound mighty tasty, too!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Seriously, that buttercream looks uber gorgeous Amanda 🙂 Your photos are so pretty too! I love the dark in these ones! In love!!!!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    That buttercream swirl is mesmerizing, Amanda! Love love love triple chocolate treats!

  • Natasha says:

    That little swirl of butter cream is adorable! Chocolate + white chocolate makes me happy.

    Also, I am obsessed with that pink himalayan salt. It’s so good!

  • Loretta says:

    They look very chic!

  • Amy says:

    I don’t think these would make to the cookie tray! They sound delish!

  • Kristen says:

    I could use a couple of these right now, please!

  • Christina says:

    Just, WHOA. Cookies look totally incredible!

  • Sherry says:

    Where is the recipe for the white buttercream icing???