Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate Lover's Drop Cookies - Taste of Home Contest Winners

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (11 1/2 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
1 cup ground walnuts

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the buttermilk, egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks.

Makes 5 dozen.

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