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Frosted Chocolate Cookies

Greg Pierce

This was the most requested cookie for my late grandmother to make. It is a small drop cookie; one everyone will love. Spread my grandmother's Chocolate Frosting on this delicious cookies. The recipe can be found here on!

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  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift flour, soda, and salt together.
  3. In the top half of a double boiler, melt the chocolate over low heat.
  4. Cream together brown sugar, butter, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Slowly mix in the flour mixture and mix until well blended. Pour in melted chocolate, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix well and stir in nuts.
  5. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Cookies will be soft and about the size of a half dollar.
  6. When cooled top with Chocolate Frosting.
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The cookie part tasted similar to a brownie and baked up fluffy (perhaps due to the sour cream) rather than flat. The chocolate frosting that goes with it tasted strongly of coffee, so I would suggest decreasing the amount of coffee or tasting it as you add more. It tasted pretty good, but I'm not a huge chocolate fan. My husband said they're unique. :)


Thanks for sharing your grandmother receipe. They are easy to make and have a cake like texture to them.


These were just okay. I got 61 teaspoon-size cookies. Since there were no photos when I found this recipe on here, I was expecting a smooth, round, ball-type cookie. However, these spread out on the sheet (an inch apart was way too close!), and they had a rough texture, similar to a drop biscuit. They also did taste sort of like a biscuit, but with some chocolate flavor. There was not a very strong chocolate flavor at all, which disappointed me... especially after using expensive Ghirardelli 86% baking chocolate on these. I chose not to waste any more ingredients by frosting them. So the kids are eating them as is. I will not make them again, though.