As a last resort I decided to try to make my tried and true sugar cookie recipe into a chocolate cookie. Surprisingly, it worked really well! It has a very good chocolate flavor and it is easy to decorate. Keep in mind that the quality of your cocoa powder is going to dictate the flavor of this cookie. Try different brands to see which one you like best. My favorite is Hershey’s Dark Cocoa, but Hershey’s classic cocoa is also a great alternative. Make sure your cocoa powder is fresh, this will also influence the quality of your finished product. If you would like to try my royal icing recipe here is the link.
I hope you will give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.