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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

These soft, cake-like cookies topped with a creamy cocoa frosting have a pleasant walnut flavor. The recipe makes a lot, so there are plenty of these chocolaty treats to share.—Beth More, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in chocolate until blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on pans for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 85 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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