Martha Stewart’s Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies

January 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments

Again with Martha Stewart’s Cookies. This is my all-time favorite cookie cookbook. I made these Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies for Jess’s 30th birthday party. They were really great. Slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Yum!

Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (I didn’t use a Dutch-process one)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Sanding sugar, for rolling (I used Sugar in the Raw)

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed untl light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients; beat to combine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and chill until dough is firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll each ball into sanding sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until set, about 10 to 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Transfer to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies from baking sheet to wire rack. Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week.

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6 Comments so far ↓

  • Erin

    These are just gorgeous! I have to make them immediately. I love how sparkly the sugar coating looks.

  • boogie.

    my favorite from Martha is her Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies. they are rich, but not too sweet. even my parents who are anti-sweets request for it every few weeks or so lol

  • Dawn

    These are my favorite cookies to make! I first saw this recipe on one of her shows when she was promoting her cookie contest a few years back. If you use the dutch cocoa powder, the cookies are just more scrumptious than just plain old cocoa powder… I have made them using regular and the dutch process cocoa. Yummy using either one!

  • BB

    I made these for the first time this week and they are the best! They’re like a little bite of brownie in your mouth. The kids love them too. This will be a regular favorite with our family.

  • kupo

    I’m making these tonight, I let the dough chill for over an hour but it’s still too sticky to roll in the sugar. Hope they turn out okay.

  • Carla Meert

    Been making these since I first found recipe in 2007 Martha Stewart Cookie Contest. Everyone goes crazy for them. They don’t last long anywhere I take them. I will make them larger than usual and make Zebra Icebox Cake since I cannot find wafers to buy.

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