This is a special post for the amazing Prudence Pennywise , Prudy is one of the sweetest bloggers and her recipes always sound amazing. After mentioning these cooking in my TWD Chocolate Chunkers post Prudy asked if I shared this recipe for chocolate cookies made with buttermilk, my favorite chocolate cookies, and of course I do!
I don't even like most chocolate cookies no matter how many yummy mix-ins you add, but these simple chocolate ones make me smile. The original recipe comes from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, which I simply adore. I have a reprint of the 1963 book, complete with all of the fun pictures, drawings, and comments from that era.
Chocolate Drop Cookies is the title in the book but these are so much more, they are soft and a touch cakey, like a brownie, and the frosting is so simple and delicious. These are a family favorite in our home :)
Chocolate Drop Brownie Cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1 cup sugar
2 one ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
(if you want to use self rising flour, omit baking soda and salt)
Mix butter, sugar, egg, and chocolate thoroughly. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into wet ingredients.
Heat oven to 350, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly. After cooling frost with...
Marie's Chocolate Icing
1 tablespoon butter
1 one ounce square unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons warm water
1 cup powdered sugar
Melt butter and chocolate over hot water. Blend in warm water. Stir in powdered sugar until icing spreads easily.
Our family really enjoys these cookies, I remember the first time I made them I wasn't expecting to even like them, but they really won us over. These are one of my picky husband's most requested cookies :) I hope you like these old fashioned little gems of a cookie if you give them a try!