Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Grandma's Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe

So, I posted this picture on Facebook, and so many people were asking for this recipe that I just decided to write it up and post it over here for folks to copy or download.

These cookies are one of my grandma's go to chocolate craving killer weapons! I love the flexibility of this recipe.
This batch has sliced almonds mixed in.

Next time, I'm thinking I might try a peanut butter frosting. I really enjoy how simple this recipe is, such a great opportunity for little ones to help in the kitchen! Minus the hour wait for the dough to chill!

So have fun, and please let me know of what you do to make your cookies special!

The frosting that I used is a very basic chocolate buttercream that I just whipped up, off the top of my head. I would suggest heading over to Pinterest if you don't have one handy.

Chocolate Drop Cookies
From the kitchen of Britteny's Boutique

  • ½ cup soft shortening (¼ cup butter combined with ¼ cup shortening)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup soured milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cocoa

  1. Mix soft shortening, sugar, and egg thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Stir in soured milk and vanilla.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
  4. Add flour mixture to bowl and stir until combined.
  5. Chill at least 1 hour.
  6. Heat oven to 400°F.
  7. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Frost if desired – buttercream is reccomended.
  • Nuts may be added to dough before chilling.
  • Keep remaining dough chilled while baking for best results. 


  1. I will definitely be making these. Peanut butter frosting would be great! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Awesome! Would love to see pics if you do! Thanks!