Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

Nancy Dorman 0

"My grandmother used to make these and what a favorite they are. As I type this recipe, I see her handwriting and remember those good ole days! These are a delicate, cake like cookie with chocolate frosting. The nuts are optional, if you like them add them. Pecans or peanuts taste just as great as walnuts do."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 310 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream brown sugar, shortening, melted chocolate, egg and buttermilk.
  3. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  4. Drop onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Ice with Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting when still warm but not hot.
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  1. 16 Ratings


If I could give these 10 stars, I would. These are the absolute best chocolate cookie. I have made them a couple of times and used regular all purpose flour and they still turn out great. Definitely frost with the chocolate butter cream frosting. We love these so much!!!!


Wow!These are amazing! I used all purpose flour instead of cake flour. I also had some whipping cream that needed to be used up so I used that instead of the buttermilk. These taste alot like brownies in a cookie form! If butter was used instead of the shortening they would really taste like brownies! These will become a family favorite for sure! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!


This recipie isnt anything too special. It's not very sweet or chocolatey. Not only that, but they look like they've been burnt, which is not good. It feels spongy too.