Festive Chocolate Drops

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 2 dozen cookies


Add some flair to your festivities! These festive Chocolate Drop cookies feature a sugar glaze drizzled deliciously over the top. Perfect for holiday dessert buffets and snacks.


  • 24 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Jingles, unwrapped
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


COMBINE 2/3 cup granulated sugar, butter, egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Beat until creamy. Gradually beat in flour, cocoa and salt. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; roll in 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Place 1 Nestlé Jingle in center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

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by m. , on Dec. 2005

these are the best cookies i have tasted since i was a little girl. my mother used to make something very similar. if you are one of those chocolate lovers you best get the recipe and make them for x-mas!!

Festive chocolate drops

by J. Joanne , Grosse Ile, MI on Dec. 2005

These are soooo delicious! I had a problem making the frosting as neat as in the picture, but the cookie tasted yummy in spite of my lack of artistic abilities. I renamed the recipe for myself calling it "Snow on the Mountains!"

Award Winning!

by L. Linda , EAST MEADOW, NY on Feb. 2005

My daughter won her Brownie Girl Scout troop's baking contest with this recipe. These cookies are delicious and have a wonderful cake-like texture.

delicious & simple

by N. Norah , BRISTOL, PA on Dec. 2004

I just made this cookie this weekend and it was so quick and easy. If you love chocolate you won't be disappointed. Your family will be asking you to make more!!!

Was A BIG Hit !!!!

by L. Linda , NORTH CANTON, OH on Nov. 2004

Everybody at the party loved these cookies. I iced mine first then put the chocolate in the middle. They was really cute and very tastey. I'll be making more as the Holiday season goes on.