Chocolate Drop Cookies

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It’s been a while since I had a recipe post, so here we go with some simple chocolate drop cookies.

I’m going to a friend’s house this afternoon and I like feeding people, so I opened up good ole Betty Crocker to see what I had ingredients for and could whip up in a flash.

So I wound up making these pretty things. Which are infinitely easier than the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies, although not quite as good. I love the pretty frosting on these! I might have added some vanilla to the frosting though, had I tasted it before plopping it on its cookies.

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

These simple drop cookies are from the 2001 Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook.


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • For the frosting
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 c. sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 T hot water


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.

Beat sugar, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, egg, and chocolate in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in nuts.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with chocolate frosting.

For the frosting

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat in a saucepan or in microwave, remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. Add more water or sugar as needed to get good spreading consistency.

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