Christmas Drop Cookies {Recipe}

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When Great Grandma comes…we make cookies!

Not just any cookies but Great Grandma Joyce’s chocolate drop cookies. These are the ones that my husband remembers ALWAYS being at her house when he was young. They were a favorite of all the grandchildren. It was a recipe that for years she carried in her purse everywhere she went, just in case.;)

Last Halloween I made these cookies into a whoopie pie of sorts and they turned out fabulously! So…I decided to convert them into Christmas ones too since Great Grandma is here right now. They were a hit. So I hope you all enjoy them!

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Christmas Drop Cookies

Ingredients

  • Cookies
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 - 1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate OR
  • ¾ cup cocoa and ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup nutmeats (we don’t ever put these in…don’t even know what they are)
  • 3 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Icing
  • 1 small box of confectioners sugar
  • 6 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup of marshmellow crème
  • Whole milk (adding 1 Tbsp at a time to get the right thickness)

Directions

  1. For the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the eggs and sugar until “light”.
  3. Add in the vanilla and shortening melted with chocolate OR if using cocoa, add extra shortening with first shortening and add cocoa with flour. Blend together well.
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients, alternating with milk. Mix well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Be careful not to over bake.
  6. Now, these cookies are delicious by themselves, but you could make them a bit festive!
  7. For the Icing: Beat all of these together with an electric mixer, adding the milk 1 Tbsp at a time.
  8. Ice the cookies and make them festive with some Christmas sprinkles!
http://thevintagemom.com/christmas-drop-cookies/

Keep in mind that this recipe makes ~5 dozen small cookies so I save some to keep plain.

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About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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Comments

  1. These look delicious!
    Jeanine @MommyEntourage recently posted…Tutus and Princess Dresses by Tutu Berry Cute {Giveaway!}My Profile

  2. I remember the whoopie pies; I should have tried your recipe. Mine failed.

    I love the sprinkles around the edges; definitely a kid touch. :)
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