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Aunt Lou's Chocolate drop cookies | ethnicspoon.com
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Aunt Lou's Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe Card

Here is an 100+ year old family recipe for chocolate drop cookies.  This is a very easy cookie to make with great chocolate flavor.  Cream the butter and sugar together, add the flour mixture, vanilla and melted chocolate and drop spoonfuls on a cookie sheet.  So good! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking cookies, old fashioned recipe, scratch recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 24 servings
Calories 115 kcal


  • 1 cup brown sugar light
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter salted, European (Kerry Gold)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Allow the butter and the egg to come to room temperature. Sift and combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a double boiler melt the chocolate and keep warm until ready to use.*
  4. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer. Once combined add the egg.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until well blended.
  6. Add the vanilla, butter milk and the melted chocolate and mix until thoroughly combined.

  7. Using a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop, scoop out balls onto parchment paper spaced about 3" apart. Bake for about 12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*You can melt chocolate in the microwave, however, I find that it can be temperamental when done this way.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions:

    • How long can I freeze these chocolate drop cookies? You can freeze them in an airtight container with freezer paper between layers of cookies. Be sure they are completely cooled before storing. They will store nicely for up to 6 months. This is a great cookie to make in advance for Christmas.
    • Do I have to refrigerate the cookies? No, you do not. You can store these in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.
    • Can I store the cookie dough? Yes, wrap the dough tightly and you can store it in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can then remove the dough, scoop and bake. You may need to add a minute or two to the bake time if baking from a refrigerated temperature.
    • Can I freeze the dough? Yes, you will need to scoop the dough and place on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once firm you can place the cookies balls in a freezer bag for up to three months and bake any time. Add 2-3 minutes to the bake time if baking from a frozen state. For more information on freezing and baking check Bake or Break's guide to freezing various cookie dough.
Nutrition Facts
Aunt Lou's Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe Card
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.