I was so excited to be a part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap again this year!  Not only do I like the idea of trading cookies, but most importantly, our efforts raised almost $14,000 toward children’s cancer research!  What a perfect example of cookies doing good and spreading kindness to others!

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

I really wanted something chocolatey for my cookie again this year and I am so glad that I opted for these Brownie Drops.  Imagine the taste and texture of a brownie in bite-sized cookie form and that’s what you will get with these Brownie Drops.  The centers of these cookies stay gooey and soft and they are the perfect size for when I perpetually need “just a bite of chocolate” after a meal.  I chose to decorate the tops of the cookies with festively colored powdered sugar glaze, but I think they would be equally as adorable dusted with powdered sugar or topped with a single holiday colored M&M candy.

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

When making the Brownie Drops, the dough will seem to dry, but don’t worry if there are cracks in your rolled balls of dough, the cookies will bake up to have a perfectly smooth, domed top.  For all of you mint chocolate fans, you could substitute 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract for the vanilla extract that is called for in the recipe.

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

Thank you to our generous sponsors who contributed to our grand finale of funds raised:  OXO, Grandma’s Molasses, Gold Medal Flour and Dixie Crystals Sugar.

Brownie Drops Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: ~2 dozen cookies

Melt in your mouth chocolatey cookies that are the perfect bite-sized treat to satisfy your sweet tooth

Ingredients

    For the cookies
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed (or extra dark) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • For the glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • food coloring (optional)

Instructions

    For the cookies:
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the melted butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Mix in flour until well blended.
  3. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. (This step will ensure that the cookies have a puffy, domed appearance and do not become too flat with baking.)
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (or lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray).
  5. Roll dough into 1 Tbsp sized balls and place onto prepared sheets leaving 2 inches between cookies.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies feel set.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. For the glaze
  9. Place powdered sugar into a bowl. Add milk 1 Tbsp at a time until mixture is well combined, but not too runny.
  10. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  11. Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

Brownie Drops {satisfymysweettooth.com}

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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Dec 11, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Yum, I’ve been craving brownies…and the desire to bake something!

    Reply

  2. Dina
    Dec 12, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    i like the way you decorated them. they look yummy!

    Reply

  3. Deborah
    Dec 13, 2013 @ 1:26 am

    I would die for a dozen of these right now! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Luv What You Do
    Dec 13, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    These look incredible!!! I hope I have enough time to make them this weekend!

    Reply

  5. Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    Dec 14, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    These look and sound amazing, my perfect kind of cookie! Love the festive icing 🙂

    Reply

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