Dutch Cookies

Dutch Cookies

20 Reviews 1 Pic
Recipe by  TRACE23

“This recipe has become a cherished family favorite, and it all began in 1965 with my older brother's 2nd grade teacher sharing it with our mother. Melt-in-your-mouth good! At holiday time, add festive sprinkles on top while chocolate is still soft. Enjoy!”

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Original recipe yields 40 cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and mix well, being careful not to over mix.
  4. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten each with the tines of a fork (dip fork into small bowl of water so that dough doesn't stick to fork). Do this once or twice, depending on the size of cookie and fork.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. After each pan is removed from oven, carefully place 5 or 6 chocolate chips on top of each cookie while they are still hot. When chocolate is glossy and soft, spread with knife.

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I think that these turned out great! I didn't modify the ingredients at all, but I did modify the process of making them. I flattened them with my hand and then used a round cookie cutter to shape each cookie. During the last 5 minutes of baking I carefully placed the chocolate chips on the cookies to ensure that they were melted so they would spread evenly. Doing it this way takes a little more time but I think the end result is worth it (as you can tell by the photo). I am going to try these in heart shapes and maybe use mint or orange extract instead of vanilla for Valentines day for my son's 2nd grade class.

Becca Johnson

Becca Johnson

My children and I made it for our school's annual Heritage Day. It was so easy! My kids said it was one of the best cookies they have ever had.



This cookie was extremely easy to make and turned out wonderful. I found it easier to use your hands to scoop the dough versus using teaspoons. And because the dough was a little crumbly I added 1/4 cup water.

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Amount Per Serving (40 total)

  • Calories
  • 107 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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