Chocolate lovers gather around! Curb your chocolate craving with this Double Chocolate Drop Cookies recipe.
I have one kid who doesn’t like chocolate, especially chocolate cookies. I don’t get it, honestly. I’m one of those people who craves a rich, chocolate flavor in baked goods. I like vanilla and caramel, but chocolate is where it’s at for me. That’s why I set out to make a really solid chocolate cookie recipe!
These Double Chocolate Drop Cookies came into my life during the holiday season. I was tired of all the traditional Christmas cookies and wanted a different recipe. One that made a delicious cookie, but with chocolate as the star flavor.
The result was a chocolate cookie recipe that checked all the right boxes.
These are cake-like cookies with a rich, chocolate flavor that comes from both unsweetened chocolate and whole chocolate milk.
I was also going to try making these cookies with dark chocolate chips added but decided to save those for chocolate chip cookies. Instead, I frosted them with a creamy chocolate frosting that enhances the amazing chocolate flavor!
If you love chocolate, I’m convinced this Double Chocolate Drop Cookies recipe will soon become one of your favorite cookies.
Tips for Making Chocolate Drop Cookies
- Use only full fat chocolate milk (Whole/Vitamin D) for the best chocolate flavor
- For variations, you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate. You can even mix in chocolate chips to the dough for an even stronger chocolate flavor.
- The key, no matter which variety of chocolate to use is to use high-quality baking chocolate, such as Callebaut (our favorite for baking!)
Equipment Needed to Make this Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe
This is a super simple cookie recipe and doesn’t require many tools to make them. Here’s a list of some equipment that will be helpful to have:
- Electric Mixer (this can be either a handheld mixer or a stand mixer)
- Large Bowl (for the cookie dough mixture)
- Medium Bowl (for the frosting)
- Cookie Sheet (this baking pan is my absolute favorite for cookies)
- Parchment Paper or Silpat (to line the baking sheet)
- Wooden Spoon or Cookie Scoop
- Double Boiler for melting chocolate
- Wire Rack or Wax Paper (for cooling the cookies)
- Airtight Container (for storing the cookies)
Now that you know what equipment you need to make these cookies, you’re ready to roll. Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!
Double Chocolate Drop Cookies Recipe
For the cookies
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole chocolate milk Vitamin D, full fat Chocolate Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ounces unsweetened or semi-sweet chocolate melted
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the frosting
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 6 Tablespoons whole chocolate milk Vitamin D, full fat chocolate milk
For the cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Add in the egg, chocolate milk, and vanilla. Pour in the melted chocolate and mix on medium speed until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix on low until fully incorporated.
- Drop dough by the spoonful, 2-inches apart onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from the oven then transfer cookies to wire cooling rack. Frost when cooled to room temperature.
For the frosting
- In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla extract and chocolate milk until creamy. Frosting should be smooth and easy to spread onto cooled cookies.
- For best results and freshness, store frosted cookies in an airtight container.
Want more cookies for your cookie jar? Check out these recipes:
- Chocolate Cowboy Cookies
- Malted White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Sheet Pan Sugar Cookie Bars
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