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Fudgy Cocoa Drops

Crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside, these chocolaty treats won’t last long, even with just the two of you! “I make them for my grandkids, too” notes Jill Duncan of Schriever, Louisiana.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground almonds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Roll dough into 12 balls. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 13-18 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 103 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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