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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 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
  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 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 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 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.

Heat bittersweet chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted through. Add vanilla extract, milk, and melted chocolate to the mixing bowl and blend well.

If the icing is too thick, add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

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

Yield: 2 Dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

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

Ingredients

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • 1 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

Instructions

Chocolate Drop Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake cookies at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool on cooling rack for 15 minutes before icing.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. 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.
  2. Heat bittersweet chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted through. Add vanilla extract, milk, and melted chocolate to the mixing bowl and blend well.
  3. If icing is too thick or dry, add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 21mgSodium 85mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 2g

Nutrition is not always accurate and products used in the recipe may differ from local ingredients available to you.

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Deborah Kos

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Boy, do these cookies look fudgy rich and delicious. I never had buttercream frosting on chocolate drop cookies before but something tells me this would be heaven.

Tiffany

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Thank you for stopping by Deborah! You must try them with chocolate buttercream. It is so good!

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