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My Good Chocolate Drop Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
FROSTING:
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix butter, sugar and egg; add buttermilk and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients. Chill 1 hour. Drop by teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake 10 minutes. Cool on baking rack. For the frosting, melt and cook the butter over low heat until it lightly browns. Add powdered sugar, baking cocoa, cream of tartar and vanilla. Add a pinch of salt. Beat well and spread on tops of cookies.

Kathy Lynn Carlson Rock Island



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