Print Recipe

Chocolate Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except flour and cocoa. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Gradually add flour and cocoa until well mixed (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Shape rounded teaspoonsful as desired (1-inch balls, 2- to 3-inch logs, balls flattened, balls with indentations, etc.) or use a cookie press. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool.
  6. Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark, nuts, colored sugars, candied fruit, candies, maraschino cherries, etc.

Makes 3 dozen.

Recipe Goldmine

Like Us on Facebook



Always Open!

To our Visitors

Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.