Skip to Content

Sue’s Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are 100% my own.

Sue’s Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies are lightly sweet cookies with a chocolaty-cakey texture and are topped with a simple powdered sugar frosting.

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

When I mentioned to John that I needed to choose a favorite family recipe for the Cookie Month project, he immediately suggested “Mom’s Chocolate Drop Cookies!”  

I’d never heard of these cookies until I started my blog almost a year ago, and he’s mentioned this cookie recipe more than once in the last few months…he must be becoming more nostalgic with age!

A man smiling for the camera

Sue told me that making these cookies with her children was just plain fun. “We made some good memories baking those cookies. I would make four different colors of icing and gave the kids each two colors and let them help ice the cookies.”

I’m sure that some of that icing never made it to the top of the cookies!

Listen to Sue. Make a memory. Bake cookies with your family!

Sue’s Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies originated from the Better Homes and Gardens NEW Cookbook circa 1950s which she received as a wedding gift over 50 years ago.

Fun fact: I also received an edition of the Better Homes and Gardens NEW Cookbook as a wedding gift myself 30 years ago!

I decided to forego colored icing when I baked these cookies last week, and instead used these pretty Orange sprinkles from India Tree…perfect for a Big Orange football party! These cookies would also make a great Halloween treat.

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

For those parents who are concerned about synthetic food dyes, India Tree sprinkles are made with “nature’s colors” derived only from edible plants, approved by the FDA.  Enjoy!

PRO TIP: When I bake drop cookies, I like using a small “ice cream” scoop to place the dough on my baking sheet. I find this to be very quick and easy and cookies are all evenly shaped.

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

The following companies generously sponsored various cookie month projects. I may not have used all of them in my recipes, but this project is in no small part thanks to them and their incredible contributions: Bob’s Red Mill, The Daily Meal, India Tree, KerryGold, King Arthur FlourProduct of GIR, KaTom, SunButter & Wilton.

Please share!

Your shares are how this site grows and I appreciate each one. Do you know someone who would enjoy this recipe? I’d love it if you would share it on Facebook or on your favorite Pinterest board!

Yield: 3 dozen

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies | Life, Love, and Good Food

Sue's Iced Chocolate Drop Cookies are lightly sweet cookies with a chocolaty-cakey texture and are topped with a simple powdered sugar frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 7 level tablespoons cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Icing

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. Cream together butter and vegetable shortening until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Stir in egg.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the 1/2 cup milk and mix until all incorporated. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto large ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks and cool completely before icing cookies.

Icing

  1. Mix together butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Frost cookies and decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Notes

From Better Homes and Garden NEW Cookbook (1950s).

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread | Life, Love, and Good Food
Previous
Chocolate Ganache Pecan Shortbread
A plate of Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies
Next
Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe