Chocolate Frosted Cookies

A chewy, cakey chocolate cookie with chocolate frosting. Serves: 2-3 dozen
Photo by connie g.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • COOKIE:

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 1

    cup brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2

    cup buttermilk

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1/2

    tsp. baking soda

  • 1 2/3

    cup flour

  • FROSTING:

  • 4

    T. butter, melted

  • 1/2

    tsp. vanilla

  • 1

    T. cocoa powder

  • 1

    tsp. buttermilk

  • 3/4

    cup powdered sugar

Directions

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, melted chocolate, and vanilla, and mix well. Add buttermilk, salt, and soda and mix well. Add flour, and mix just until combined. Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove carefully and allow to cool completely before frosting. For frosting, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Use a small amount of frosting on each cookie. Store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.

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