Sunday, December 13, 2015

Chocolate Drop Cookies

It's getting closer to Christmas and I'm trying to finish up my holiday baking and gift wrapping.  I decided to make a new cookie this year.  These are soft cookies with a creamy icing and you can make them all year long - change the sprinkles to match the holiday or just leave them off.  Any extra icing makes a great dip for pretzels.

Chocolate Drop Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cups sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa (I used a dark cocoa)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add in the egg, sour cream and vanilla.  Gradually stir in the dry ingredients.  Scoop out into balls and bake for 8 minutes at 350°.  Let sit for a couple minutes on the baking sheet before tranferring to a cooling rack.  

Chocolate Icing

1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar

Stir together the butter and cream cheese until completely blended.  Add in milk and vanilla.  Gradually add in the cocoa and powdered sugar.

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