Chocolate Drop Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Drop Cookies are rich and fudge-like with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles. Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Drop Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!

These simple yet delicious chocolate drop cookies are like having a bite of fudge. If you’re a chocolate lover, this cookie is for you!

When I was little, my mother used to make these cookies for my dance class whenever we had a treat night. They were always a huge hit! They’re one of my favorite cookies by far.

Chocolate Drop Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

This recipe does make a small batch. It yields approximately twenty 3″ cookies. Using a small cookie scoop will get you to two dozen.

If you are feeding a crowd it’s best to do a double batch of cookies, but you will not need to double the frosting.

If you are home and looking for a quick and simple dessert that doesn’t overwhelm you with the quantity and guilt of eating lots of cookies, this is a perfect little recipe!

Ingredients for Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Shortening
  • Unsweetened Chocolate
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Large Egg
  • Milk

Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Sprinkles for Topping
Chocolate Drop Cookies on a Cooling Rack

How to Make Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, mix together brown sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and milk.
Chocolate Drop Cookie Dough
  • Melt shortening and chocolate together in a bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals to avoid burning the chocolate.
  • Pour into mixing bowl and blend well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Using a spoon, drop cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
Dropping cookie dough on the baking sheet
  • Bake cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before icing.
Baked chocolate drop cookies on a cookie sheet

How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Add softened butter and 1/3 of the powdered sugar to a mixer bowl with a whisk attachment, or use a hand mixer. Blend well and continue adding 1/3 of powdered sugar at a time until it is all mixed well.
  • Add vanilla extract, milk, and cocoa powder to the mixing bowl and blend well.
  • Frost fully cooled cookies and add chocolate sprinkles on top.
A bowl of chocolate buttercream frosting, a cooling rack with frosted cookies, and a bowl of chocolate sprinkles

One thing I found to be tricky is keeping the sprinkles on top of the frosting. Sometimes, they roll right off because of the cookie’s dome shape, but this can easily be fixed by adding more milk to your frosting to make it gooey.

If you feel the frosting is already moist enough, try making the frosting as flat as possible on top.

Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Tiffany
Chocolate Drop Cookies are rich and fudge-like with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles. Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • 1 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Shortening
  • 2 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate Bar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ cup Milk

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup Butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • cup Milk
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

Instructions
 

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Blend together brown sugar, vanilla extract, egg, and milk in a mixing bowl. Melt shortening and chocolate and pour into mixing bowl and blend well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl and mix well. Using a spoon, drop cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool on cooling rack for 15 minutes before icing.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Add butter and 1/3 of the powdered sugar to the mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, or use a hand mixer. Blend well and continue adding 1/3 of powdered sugar at a time until it is all mixed well.
  • Add vanilla extract, milk, and cocoa powder to the mixing bowl and blend well.
  • Frost fully cooled cookies and add chocolate sprinkles on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 142IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

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