Monday, June 29, 2009

Creamy Cocoa Cookies with Fat Fudge Frosting

I found these cute little cookie sandwiches at Conversations with a Cupcake . Go check out her cutie patootie food photos on her blog. For the record, even though I made more than 200 cookies, so 100+ sandwiches, I only taste-tested one since it was the first time I made them. But I was tempted. They are very good. I made them for the girls at girls camp and I was told they were gone in 30 seconds---all 100+ sandwiches. I made mine small and I got around 54 cookies each batch.

Creamy Cocoa Cookies with Fat Fudge Frosting
3/4 c. butter
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

1/4 t. cream of tartar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1 3/4 c. flour

Spray cookie sheets. Preheat to 400°. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and add a little at a time to the creamed mixture. (Dough is very thick.) Refrigerate dough for about an hour. Roll into balls, and bake for 7-9 minutes, or just until outside is cooked. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely on a rack. Use frosting recipe below to frost or to create cookie sandwiches.

Fat Fudge Frosting
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. cocoa powder
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
2-4 T. milk

Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk slowly, by tablespoons until frosting is creamy looking. Allow to cool and thicken before spreading on cooled cookies, then rolling in sprinkles.


  1. I think I need one of those right now. Maybe more like a plateful of them! :)

  2. I love the way you keep me busy in the kitchen!!

    P.S. I gave you an award on my blog so next time you stop by feel free to pick it up (so to speak!).

  3. What about the frosting recipe? They look yummy!!! Is it supposed to be fat frosting or fat free?

  4. Thanks, Mom. I hadn't noticed that I didn't include the recipe. I guess it's fat fudge frosting because you have to spread it pretty thick to have it gush out the sides enough to roll in sprinkles. :)

  5. Okay, that's reasonable. I thought that's the reason, but then Sheri mentioned it and I wondered.

  6. Made these cookies for my family today.. we loved them, I also blogged about them if youd like to check it out! Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

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