Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Cookies


by: Nourish and Nestle

These Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Cookies are the magical combination of a chewy middle with a crunch exterior…sheer cookie bliss in my book. They are rich with chocolate, but have just a tad of cinnamon that adds a wonderful surprise to you taste buds.


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serves: 24

For the Cookies:

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup cocoa

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

dash of salt

pinch of cinnamon (optional)

1/2 cup Granulated sugar to roll cookie balls in.

For the Icing (small batch to decorate 2-3 dozen cookies with snowflakes):

1 egg white

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups - 2 confectioner's sugar

Nutrition Facts
Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 24

Amount per Serving

Calories: 326

  • Total Fat: 9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 34 mg
  • Sodium: 228.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  •     Sugars: 47 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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1.  For the Cookies:

2.  Cream butter and sugar

3.  Add eggs and cocoa and beat at low speed until mixed well

4.  Add flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and mix until well blended.

5.  Roll into balls, about the size of walnuts and place 2" apart on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper.

6.  Roll the balls in sugar and flatten with the bottom of a cup

7.  Bake for 10-12 minutes

8.  Once cool, decorate with royal icing if desired. Grandma would make these by just decorating them with colored sugar.

9.  For the Icing:

10.  Add egg white to bowl of mixer and beat until frothy.

11.  Add vanilla and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and mix until it is the consistency of toothpaste.

12.  You may need to add more powdered sugar to get the right consistency, but do it in small increments.

13.  If it becomes too thick, add water in wee increments.

14.  Fill icing bag.

15.  I used a Wilton #3 round tip to make my snowflakes.

Cooks' note:
Adapted from Grandma Stocker

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