Soft Chocolate Drop Cookies
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Chocolate Drop Cookies

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!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Cookies, Holidays
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Drop Cookies
Servings: 34 Cookies
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Bernice


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


Cookie Preparation

  • Heat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream the softened butter.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Melt 2 ounces of chocolate mixing 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!


Calories are approximate depending upon the cookie size and how much frosting is used.