Chocolate Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

chocolate drop sugar cookies


  • 2/3 cup shortening
    (We use Butter Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk
    To sour milk: Use 1 teaspoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/3 cup
  • Additional Sugar (for sprinkling on cookies after baked.


Love chocolate? Love cookies? Love brownies? This chocolate drop sugar cookies recipes combines all three into one small but tasty treat!


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheight.
  2. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  3. Beat Crisco, and sugar and water in a large bowl until well blENDed.
  4. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  5. Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add dry mix alternately with buttermilk to Crisco, water, sugar, vanilla, egg mixture.
    Mix throroughly.
  7. Drop dough onto greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
    Drop from tablespoon for small cookies or from ice cream scoop for large cookies.
  8. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until cookie spring back when touched lightly in the center.
  9. Sprinkle cookies with sugar while still hot on baking sheet.
  10. Cool slightly then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
    Cool completely before storing in a container.

Makes 1 dozen large cookies.