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A crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside chocolate cookie with decadent chocolate frosting.
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5 from 3 votes

Dirty Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies with a rich chocolate frosting work together to create a decadent Dirty Chocolate Cookie!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dirty Chocolate Cookies
Servings: 14
Calories: 425kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie

  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, (for when you press the cookies flat)

Instructions

Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar and then add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, sifted cocoa, baking soda and baking powder together. Sift as needed.
  • Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir. (Can also use a hand held mixer) It will be a dry mixture.
  • Scoop out the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will spread, so be sure to place them at least 2 inches apart. (I used a measuring scoop that holds about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter.)
  • Place some sugar in a small bowl or plate and dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar and press the cookie down. (I sprayed the glass with non-stick spray the first time, you only need to spray it once.)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until tops are just dry. Let cool on pan for a few minutes so that you can move them to a cooling rack without breaking them.

Frosting

  • In mixing bowl, place all of the ingredients and blend together using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer.
  • Spread over cookie using an offset spatula or butter knife.

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Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal