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Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

This Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies recipe is easy to make and so festive. It costs just $8.44 to make this recipe, that’s just 36¢ per cookie! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
COOLING AND SETTING TIME2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 57 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 284kcal
Cost: $8.44

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • rimmed baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • handheld mixer
  • wire rack

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese cut into 8 small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

FOR ROLLING:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling

FOR DECORATING:

  • 1 pound Almond Bark chocolate flavored coating dark, milk, or white chocolate
  • 2-3 ounces Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Place 1 1/2 cups sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl. Place remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a shallow dish and set aside. Pour melted butter over sugar and cream cheese and whisk to combine (some small lumps of cream cheese will remain but will smooth out later). Whisk in oil until incorporated. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until soft, homogeneous dough forms.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces, about 2 tablespoons each. Using your hands, roll dough into balls. Working in batches, roll balls in reserved sugar to coat and evenly space on prepared sheets, 12 balls per sheet.
    Roll the dough into granulated sugar.
  • Using the bottom of a drinking glass, flatten balls to 2 inches in diameter.
    Use the bottom of the glass to flatten the cookie dough.
  • Bake cookies 1 sheet at a time until edges are set and just beginning to brown, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Let cookies cool completely before serving.
    Bake the cookies.
  • Melt the candy coating as per the package instructions. Spoon the melted chocolate over half of each cookie and top with sprinkles. Place cookies on parchment or wax paper to completely dry, about 2 hours.
    Chocolate Dipped cookies on wax paper setting up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg