Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies look so festive and taste delicious. This recipe is easy to make and sure to impress.

Chocolate dipped sugar cookies in a pile.
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We make this cookie recipe frequently and they always taste amazing. The chocolate and sprinkles look gorgeous. This recipe is definitely impressive but so simple to make. You might also like to make Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe and Easy Rainbow Sugar Cookies.

Why We Love This Recipe

You can easily change the type and color of sprinkles for any occasion. They are so easy to make for holidays, celebrations or anything.

If you are looking for a pretty and delicious cookie to make for a cookie exchange, this is a fantastic recipe. My family also loves when I make Pistachio Cookies and Reese’s Pieces Cookies,

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate dipped sugar cookies - butter, eggs, vanilla, milk, all-purpose flour, sprinkles.
  • Butter. Softened at room temperature.
  • Large Eggs. These should be at room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure Vanilla is recommended.
  • Milk. Whole Milk is best.
  • All Purpose Flour. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup instead of scooping. This will help to prevent the flour from being measured inaccurately.
  • Sprinkles. You can you any colors you prefer.

Find the complete ingredients for this recipe at the bottom of the page.

Variations and Additions

  • Sprinkles. You can use any sprinkles you like. Feel free to change these for holidays and different occasions. They are so pretty to make all year long.
  • Nuts. Coat the cookies in chopped nut instead of sprinkles. We like chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Chocolate. We love to use white chocolate to dip the cookies instead of milk chocolate. It is a tasty flavor change.

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

Mixing bowl with butter and sugar.

Step 1. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer or a stand mixer.  Then add in the eggs, milk and vanilla extract on low speed. Mix everything together on medium speed to high speed.

Mixing bowl with dry ingredients added to wet ingredients.

Step 2. Get out a separate large bowl and add the dry ingredients. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the flour mixture. Then gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a dough forms. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Cover and chill the dough for at least 2 hours. 

Cookies scooped on baking sheet ready to go in the oven.

Step 3. Form the cookies. Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet into round balls.  Flatten the cookie dough out slightly by using the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.  

Cookies baked and being transferred to wire rack.

Step 4. Then bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes.  Make sure to rotate the cookie sheets halfway through the baking time to ensure that the cookies are baked evenly. 

Cookies dipped into melted chocolate.

Step 5. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Then move the cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.  

Sprinkles added to cookies.

Step 6. Melt the chocolate. Then place the melting chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl, heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted and creamy. Dip half of the cookies in the melted chocolate.  Add the sprinkles. Place the cookies on pieces of parchment paper or wax paper. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do chocolate dipped cookies need to be refrigerated?

These cookies do not need to be refrigerated.

How to store chocolate dipped sugar cookies?

You can store any leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them soft. 

How to freeze cookies?

Allow the cookies to cool completely. Place in a freezer container.
Separate the layers with wax paper to keep the cookies from sticking.

How do you know when sugar cookies are done?

You do not want to over bake the cookies.  They should be slightly golden brown and they will continue to set once they cool.  
Once they start to turn a hint of brown, they are ready.

How do you melt chocolate for cookie decorating?

It needs to be melted in intervals of 30 seconds. This will prevent it from burning as you can keep a check on it and stir the chocolate.
Do not skip this step or you can easily overcook the chocolate and make it unusable.

 

Chocolate dipped sugar cookies on a platter.

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Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

4.89 from 9 votes
Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies look so festive and taste delicious. This recipe is easy to make and sure to impress.
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Let Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 204

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Beat together the butter and sugar with a hand held mixer or a stand up mixer.  Then add in the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Then gradually stir the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (butter mixture) until a dough forms.  Cover and chill the dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Use a teaspoon or cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto a prepared baking sheet into round balls.  Flatten the cookie dough out slightly by using the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  • Then bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are slightly golden brown.  Make sure to rotate the baking sheets halfway through the baking time to ensure that the cookies are baked evenly.
  • Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Then move the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Then place the melting chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl, heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
  • Dip half of the cookies in the melted chocolate.
  • Place the cookies on parchment paper or wax paper.  Top with the sprinkles and allow the cookies to dry completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Store any leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them soft. 
*Make sure to not over bake the cookies.  They should be slightly golden brown and they will continue to set once they cool.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 204kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 3g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 205mg, Potassium 46mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 259IU, Calcium 31mg, Iron 1mg

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