CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES
1/2 cup cocoa
2 Tablespoons golden syrup
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 tablespoons butter at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Have ready a large baking sheet.
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in the microwave .
Whisk cocoa and golden syrup into the melted butter.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Using an electric mixer beat 8 tablespoons butter with 1 cup sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
Add cocoa mixture and beat until combined.
Add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Slowly add flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
Take dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll the dough balls in sugar to coat and place the dough balls 1 ½ inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake cookies one sheet at a time for approximately 12-14 minutes until cookies have puffed/cracked and centers are just set.
Cool on sheets for five minutes and then transfer to wire rack.