Shortcut Chocolate Drops Recipe

Shortcut Chocolate Drops Recipe
Got 30 minutes? You can make these yummy Shortcut Chocolate Drops in 30 minutes or less thanks to a cake mix and canned frosting. The finished cookies have a nice soft texture, reminiscent of those popular big soft sugar cookies, but these are chocolate through and through. Although they aren't fancy, they will disappear quickly, and are great paired with pudding or ice cream for a simple dessert.
Convenience foods are great timesavers; even though they often contain preservatives and other unwanted additives, they help busy cooks save time. It's important, of course, to pick and choose when deciding which convenience foods to use, since some are absolutely disgusting and the time saved isn't worth it. Cake mixes were one of the first real convenience foods and are now used to make dozens of types of desserts. Canned frosting is another convenience product that is fairly decent, and although not particularly healthy, tastes pretty good. As long as you keep these on hand, you can make these cookies whenever you're craving a good chocolate cookie.

42 Cookies

1 18.25 ounce chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup flour
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoons plain yogurt

1 16 oz. can Chocolate frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, and yogurt until the dough comes together and is thoroughly mixed; the dough will be fairly stiff.
  3. Scoop tablespoons of dough, roll them into balls, and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set, but not browned.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool thoroughly.
  7. Frost with chocolate frosting and store in an airtight container.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 46
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 38% Protein 2% Carb. 60%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 106 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 0%

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