Aunt Sally's Cocoa Drops

Aunt Sally's Cocoa Drops

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Gwen Brown
Recipe by  Gwen Brown

“My mother used to make these cookies, they are my all time favorite. She usually frosted them with a white icing. I made them for my children but they usually didn't last long enough to get frosted. Now I make them for my 14 month old granddaughter. They are so soft and so good! I usually double the recipe.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Mix thoroughly sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and stir in. Add nuts.
  2. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. Frost with chocolate or white icing. Enjoy!

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Got raves on these lovely "cakey" cookies. They stay soft & taste luscious. Recipe hint: 400F too high...try 350F. Also, great idea to double batch! They disappear WAY too fast!!!



We tried these for the first time today and they were fast, easy and very yummy. We skipped the icing and liked the *Not too sweet* taste. We may try icing them next time.They are so soft! 400F worked well for us. Left them for exactly 10 minutes.



Quick and Easy to make. NEEDS ICING though to make it just a bit sweeter!

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 97 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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