Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Chocolate Drop Cookies topped with a delicious Chocolate Frosting are a childhood favorite! Many generations in our family enjoyed these cookies. Biting into this soft cookie brings back those warm memories of past holidays! Enjoy these easy to make cookies with or without the Chocolate Frosting. My preference is with the decadent Chocolate Frosting!

Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies plated surrounded by books and a snowman cookie container
Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies

Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe

Making these Chocolate Drop Cookies is super easy. Start with creaming the butter, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs. Melt 2 ounces of baking chocolate blending into the wet ingredients. The final step consists of adding and mixing in the dry ingredients. It really is that easy!!

The Chocolate Frosting recipe is simple to make. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan. Remove the saucepan from the heat to stir in remaining ingredients. The amount of Confectioners’ Sugar and hot water depends upon the desired thickness.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line several cookie pans with parchment paper for easy clean up! Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the cookie pan two inches apart. Place the cookie pans into the oven to bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies are set. Remove from the oven letting the cookies cool for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack. Frost the cookies once completely cooled or just before serving. The Chocolate Drop Cookies are great room temperature and from the refrigerator with a cold frosting! 

Close up of Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies on a white plate with holiday sprinkles
Soft Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

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Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Chocolate Drop Cookies topped with a delicious Chocolate Frosting are a childhood favorite! Many generations in our family enjoyed these cookies. Biting into this soft cookie brings back those warm memories of past holidays! Enjoy these easy to make cookies with or without the Chocolate Frosting. My preference is with the decadent Chocolate Frosting!
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Course: Cookies, Desserts, Holidays
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Drop Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 34 Cookies
Cookies
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Bernice

Equipment

  • Flour sifter
  • Cookie sheets
  • Cookie cooling rack
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
  • Small bowl
  • Microwave safe dish
  • 2-quart saucepan

Ingredients

Cookies Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate melted

Cookies Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups Flour sifted
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Hot Water

Instructions

Cookie Preparation

  • Heat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a small bowl.
  • Using a mixer cream the softened butter.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Melt 2 ounces of chocolate. This can be done in the microwave using a microwave safe dish. Be careful removing the melted chocolate as it can become hot to the touch.
  • Mix the melted chocolate into the wet ingredients.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  • On cookie sheet, drop the cookie dough by the tablespoonful about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly in the center.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting Preparation

  • In a 2-quart saucepan melt 2 ounces chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stirring occasionally; then remove from heat.
  • Stir in the Confectioners’ Sugar and hot water until smooth and desired texture is achieved.
  • If frosting is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. If frosting is too thin, add more Confectioners’ Sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Spread Chocolate Frosting over cookies and decorate with festive sprinkles if desired!

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate depending upon the cookie size and how much frosting is used.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (34 cookies)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.