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Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Diana Rattray
These cookies are flavorful and chewy, and they make a great weekend treat or lunchbox addition. Make these with walnuts or pecans, or make them without nuts and sprinkle with a little sugar while they're hot.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Preparation:

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

On low speed, beat in flour mixture a little at a time, until well blended and smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Drop chocolate cookie dough onto greased baking sheets by rounded tablespoons, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes, or until set. If desired, sprinkle with a little granulated sugar while they're hot.
Cool on pans on rack for about 5 minutes; transfer chocolate cookies to rack to cool completely.
Makes about 4 to 5 dozen chocolate cookies.

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 4 out of 5
Chocolate drop cookies, Member jefinch

Joyceg wrote that 8 ounces of butter is just one stick. Not true. One pound of butter has 4 quarters. Each quarter is 4 ounces, so 8 ounces of butter is 2 quarters or sticks. I plan to make the cookies, following the recipe as printed.

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