If you’ve read The Ghost of Christmas Secrets—or the first Haunting Danielle Christmas book, The Ghost Who Came for Christmas, you might remember reading about Danielle’s Chocolate Drop cookies—and how all of her friends love them.
Chocolate Drop cookies are a real thing—they are borrowed from my paternal grandmother, Madeline Clint Johnson Wilkey. Grandma Madeline was an amazing cook, and in our family her chocolate drop cookies were legendary. Each Christmas she would bring over a roasting pan filled with homemade chocolate chip and chocolate drop cookies. For someone like my father, who had a serious sweet tooth, he was always dipping into the roasting pan to snag a cookie.
I’ve posted the recipe before, so here’s the link, if you would like to try baking them this Christmas. As I mentioned in the last book, the original recipe called for raw egg to be added to the frosting, which I substituted for another liquid because today’s raw eggs aren’t as safe to eat as they were in Grandma’s day.
Like Danielle reminds her friend when sharing the recipe, be careful not to overbake!