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Chip-Topped Butter Cookies

The chocolate center in these crisp butter cookies makes them a winner. Embellish them with a quick dusting of confectioners' sugar if you like. —Ruth Hodgdon, East Quogue, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a wide indentation in the center of each ball; fill with five chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Just before serving, dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 110 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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