Soft and Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

The recipe for these yummy treats caught my sister’s attention on the back of a Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate box.

She (of course!) chose my visit to experiment with them.

We were especially excited to test the glaze, hoping that it would have a taste and texture similar to ganache.

It was quite good, but not quite ganache. The recipe did make plenty though (or we ate too much dough and didn’t get enough cookies!) so we could slather the cookies in it!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Drops

Melt in microwave on high for 2 minutes: 4 squares unsweetened chocolate and 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) of butter. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Add 2 cups of sugar; mix well.

Blend in 3 eggs and 1 tsp. of vanilla.

Add 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix well.

Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until the dough is easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased baking dishes.

Bake 8 minutes or just until set. (Do not over bake.) Let stand on baking sheet one minute before transferring to wire cooling racks. Cool completely.

Glaze

Chop 6 squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate into small pieces. Place in a microwave safe bowl with 1- 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip frozen whipped topping.

Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minute until chocolate is completely melted, stirring after ever minute.

Let stand 15 minutes to thicken. Spread over cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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