We love this recipe! I think it was my Nana’s originally but I’m not sure about that. I think my family has made these for every occasion I can remember. At holiday times, we sprinkle colored sugars or other decorations over the top.
This cookie recipe is already doubled, the frosting is not. You may want to double the frosting. If you want fewer cookies, just halve the recipe.
These cookies also freeze well even when frosted.
Chocolate Drop Cookies
1 cup butter, melted
4 squares chocolate, melted
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup nuts, chopped, optional
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tbs butter — softened
4 Tbs crisco
2 Tbs milk
2 tsp vanilla
Melt butter and chocolate together.
Mix sugar, egg and milk. Add cooled melted butter and chocolate mixture.
In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, soda and salt hen add this to
chocolate mixture. Mix well. Add nuts if desired.
Drop from tsp on to greased and floured cookie sheet.
Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.
Frosting: Mix all together and spread on cooled cookies.