Chocolate Drop Cookies

"These were cookies my aunt made all the time when I was little--worth the wait and very good! I have never made them with nuts, but I'm sure they are good with them also."
Chocolate Drop Cookies created by Brenda.
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
20-24 cookies


  • 12 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 34 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 34 cups sifted flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup cocoa
  • 12 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  • Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
  • Stir in sour milk and vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, soda, salt and cocoa; stir.
  • Add nuts.
  • Chill 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • • Note: You can use plain milk with 1 tbsp vinegar to sour it. Works as well as the sour milk.

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  1. channellma
    Will these work with butter instead of shortening?
  2. Carol A.
    My mother used to make these at Christmas time. They were my favorite. Mom passed on years ago, and I have been searching for this recipe. Thank you for sharing it. They taste the same as they did when I was a child.
  3. McBeanbean
    These cookies are superb! My family loved how chocolatey and soft they were. I mixed 3/4 cup chopped walnuts into the batter, which tasted great. I dropped them by teaspoonfuls, which made 4 dozen cookies. I will definitely make these again, and plan to try mixing other things in for a different taste. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
  4. Brenda.
    Chocolate Drop Cookies Created by Brenda.
  5. Brenda.
    Looking at the ingrdients I thought these cookies sounded good, but they were GREAT! The dough is very, very soft even after refrigeration, so I lined my cookie sheets with parchment paper and dropped them by teaspoonfuls on to the paper. I baked the cookies for about 12 minutes as mine were a bit larger. I did get 2 dozen. They are light and cakelike, without being overly sweet. I also added the nuts and loved them. This recipe is one of Zaar's hidden gems. Thanks for sharing a definite keeper! *Made for Fall PAC 2008*



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