Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • Yield 4 1/2

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon each baking soda and salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup hot strong brewed coffee
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat in chocolate until blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on pans for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cookies.

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