Chocolate Drop Cookies

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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