Sweets for the Season 2008: Simple Chocolate Drops

Heather says:

Home improvement was the name of the game today at my house. Today we’re dipping into the archives.

Drop cookies refer to the method they are placed on the cookie sheet. Some are rolled into balls, other pressed into circles, still others are rolled out and cut into shapes. These are scooped and dropped onto the baking sheet. Soft and moist, these chocolate cookies are somewhat delicate right out of the oven. Use care when moving to the rack where they will firm up, some. These would be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • 1/2 cup butter – softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy. This should take about two minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and stir until just combined.

In another bowl mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add to the batter and mix gently until just combined.

Spoon by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreaesed cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 11 minutes.

Allow to cool for five minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Phyza on June 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I like chocolate cookies best once they’ve cooled, and although it may sound impossibly trying to some, I will go so far as to say that these taste even better the day after they’re baked…

  2. Erin on February 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I linked to this recipe today on my blog…yes, I’ve been saving it all this time! Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome and easy recipe!


  3. CJ on November 30, 2008 at 10:26 am

    mmmm, sound yummy.
    I’m adding them to my cookie list for the holidays.

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