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Several chocolate drop cookies on white background
4.11 from 79 votes

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Old fashioned Chocolate Drop Cookies are a soft cake-like cookie with a swirl of chocolate cream cheese icing.  

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Icing, Chocolate Drop Cookies, Chocolate Iced Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Icing time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 38 cookies
Calories 203 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Chocolate Drop Cookies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Chocolate Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.  

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and cocoa.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Blend in sour cream and milk.  Mix until creamy scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl periodically.  Add sifted flour mixture.  Mix well.  

  3. Drop cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet with an ice cream scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons of dough). Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until the dough springs back after lightly touching. Let cool completely before icing.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese.  Add vanilla and cocoa and beat until smooth.  Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until smooth.  Add milk one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency   Spread over cooled chocolate drop cookies

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.