Chocolate Drop Cookies
Makes about 24 cookies. These cookies age well, if they get the chance! Just keep them in an airtight container.
  • 2 one-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Icing:
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate
  • 4-6 tablespoons cream
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • (Chopped walnuts to sprinkle over icing, if desired)
  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate with ½ cup milk. (Microwave is fine.) Stir well and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Cream the butter and brown sugar well.
  4. Add egg and beat well.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and the chocolate mixture alternately to the creamed mixture, beginning with the dry ingredients and ending with the chocolate mixture.
  7. Add the vanilla and nuts.
  8. Drop by heaping teaspoonful (or small cookie scoop) onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool on a rack. (Don't overcook or they will be dry. Try checking with a toothpick if you're not sure they're done.)
  10. ICING:
  11. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave.
  12. Add 4 tablespoons cream, the powdered sugar, and the vanilla.
  13. Stir to combine.
  14. Add enough remaining cream to make icing easily spreadable.
  15. Spread on the cookies and top with chopped walnuts.
Recipe by The Rowdy Baker at