Chocolate Drop Cookies

Get a double hit of chocolate with rich and chocolaty cookies topped with deep chocolate frosting.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup buttermilk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting

2
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons hot water

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the buttermilk, vanilla, egg and 2 ounces melted chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 3 On cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In 2-quart saucepan, melt 2 ounces chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. (If frosting is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. If frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Spread over cookies.

Expert Tips

Unsweetened baking chocolate contains 50 to 58 percent cocoa butter. Bitter in flavor, it's used primarily in baking. You'll find it in the supermarket in a rectangular box containing packages of one-ounce squares or bars.

Frost cookies with a container of your favorite flavor of Betty Crocker® frosting.

Store cookies in a baking pan with waxed paper between layers of cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.