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Chocolate Drop Sugar Cookies

Details

Time
1 hour 45 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
12 cookies

Sugar cookies are a classic no matter the occasion. But with this easy recipe and some HERSHEY'S Cocoa, you can turn regular sugar cookies into chocolate cake-like masterpieces. These chocolate drop cookies are perfect to make with kids, for a holiday cookie exchange and every time in between.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
13 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup

    butter, softened

  • 1 cup

    sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1/3 cup

    buttermilk or sour milk *

  • 1 tsp

    granulated sugar for sprinkling

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Cookie Sheet
Cookie Sheet
Parchment Paper
Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

2

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture. Using 1/4 cup (#20) ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup, drop dough about 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet.

Tip

To sour milk: Use 1 teaspoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/3 cup.

3

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until cookie springs back when touched lightly in center. While cookies are on cookie sheet, sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Tip

This is an old-fashioned cakey sugar cookie. Lactose free milk may also be used.

Additional questions?