Cocoa Drop Cookies
photo by Kwaj67
- Ready In:
- Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
- Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla.
- Sift together dry ingredients and stir into buttermilk mixture.
- Chill at least 1 hour.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons on lightly greased cookie sheet; about 2" apart.
- Bake at 400° just until almost no imprint remains when lightly touched.
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I have the Betty Crocker's cooky book from 1963 and was looking at this recipe. I was undecided if I should make it. Searched for it here and saw the good reviews and decided to give it a whirl. I am so glad I did! These are great cookies! I used the butter flavored Crisco sticks. Subbed about 3 TBS of butter and I only had 1/2 c of white sugar so I added 1/2 c of brown. Not sure how different this made the flavor, but they were great!<br/>I frosted them with a mocha buttercream frosting and chopped pecans. Thanks for posting!
I also grew up with my mom making these cookies every holiday. She got it from the Betty Crocker cookbook which she still has although it's seen it better days. I always include these cookies in my holiday baking. My mom uses brown butter icing and walnuts. They are a great cookie and we will continue to make them for years to come.
I grew up with this recipe handed down in family by hand. Blown away to see it anywhere but our family; never even seen in Betty Crocker as was previously mentioned!!! However, we add raisins & some in family add chopped nuts as well. The raisins really add a moistness to them, even with our dipping them in a glass of milk. They generally baked in 8 minutes, & froze well. Xmas is not the same without baking these; always a fave in gift giving treats.
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