Aunt Sally’s Cocoa Drops

Aunt Sally’s Cocoa Drops are a delicious and easy to make treat. This recipe has been passed down through the generations in my family, and is always a hit at parties or potlucks.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and egg until light and fluffy.

2. Add in the buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix well.

3. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined.

4. If desired, add in some chopped nuts at this point.

5. Chill dough for 1 hour in the refrigerator so it will be easier to work with later on.

6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

7Aunt Sally’s Cocoa Drops 7Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden brown around the edges Cool on wire racks before frosting with either chocolate or white icing

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
Aunt Sally's Cocoa Drops
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