Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Cookie Recipe #221 - Frosted Sour Cream-Chocolate Drops
This is a light chocolate, soft cookie with chocolate frosting and whatever sprinkling you desire.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon slat, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled (or 1/4 cup chocolate chips), 1 8-ounce container dairy sour cream, 2 cups all-purpose flour; frosting: 1/4 cup butter, softened, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons (or more) light cream or milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Instructions: Melt chocolate on stove top or in microwave until smooth when stirred; allow to cool while mixing other ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter; add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined; add in egg and vanilla. Add melted chocolate and beat until combined. Mix in sour cream thoroughly, then gradually add flour until completely combined.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Make frosting: In a medium bowl beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and the cocoa, beating well. Slowly beat in cream or milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in remaining 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional cream or milk to make a smooth, spreadable frosting.
Generously spread frosting atop each cookie and if desired, sprinkle with your choice of mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts of any kind, colored sprinkles, coconut, etc.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.