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Cocoa Drop Cookies

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A chocolate cookie recipe made with cocoa, buttermilk, and chopped pecans.


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Cream shortening and butter with sugar; beat in egg. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together then stir into the first mixture. Stir in pecans. Chill cookie dough for 1 hour. Drop with a teaspoon onto greased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Bake in preheated 400° oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Cool and frost with a simple chocolate or vanilla icing if desired.
Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.

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 5 out of 5
Yum yum!, Member efadli

I used this recipe because I was craving chocolate and all I had was a can of unsweetened cocoa powder and one square of unsweetened baking chocolate (I went ahead and melted that chocolate square and added it in too..more chocolate can't hurt, right?) I also used my home cultured kefir instead of buttermilk, which grossed my daughter out...however she didn't complain about the finished product! I was skeptical about using a whole cup of sugar, since usually I have to cut the sugar by 25% or more in dessert recipes to suit my tastes, but it worked well here because of the bitter chocolate and tangy kefir. It was perfect- such a delight! Really hit the spot...I will be adding this one to my ""repetoire""...

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