Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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This is a sugar cookie with a lot more character - it's chocolate, people.

? cup granulated sugar

1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

14 tablespoons butter, divided

1¾ cups packed dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg plus 1 large yolk

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Spread granulated sugar in a shallow bowl; set aside. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda together in a bowl.

Microwave 10 tablespoons butter, covered, in large bowl until melted, about 1 minute. Remove bowl from microwave and stir in remaining 4 tablespoons butter until melted. Let butter cool, about 5 minutes.

Whisk brown sugar, vanilla and salt into melted butter until no lumps remain, scraping down bowl as needed. Whisk in egg and yolk until smooth.

Stir in flour mixture until just combined. …

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