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!
Course: Cookies, Desserts, Holidays
Keyword: Chocolate Drop Cookies
Cookie cooling rack
Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
Microwave safe dish
Cookies Wet Ingredients
2oz.Unsweetened Baking Chocolatemelted
Cookies Dry Ingredients
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients
2oz.Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
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!
Calories are approximate depending upon the cookie size and how much frosting is used.