Brown Sugar Chocolate Crackle Cookies Recipe -
Brown Sugar Chocolate Crackle Cookies Recipe

Brown Sugar Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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"Chocolate cookies that crack when you bake them."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Melt the chocolate chips and combine with the brown sugar and vegetable oil. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in the vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Chill dough for a few hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough in confectioners' sugar and roll to coat. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

This has incredible chocolate flavor! It was just what I was looking for flavor wise, but when ready to take out of the oven it's almost impossible. The batter spreads so much a and stays so crumbly and oozy that when I tried to pick it up with the spatula the cookie kept falling apart and I had to just take each one and put it on the cooling rack and then shape it back to a cookie shape because it completely looses it's shape if you touch it while it's in the oven. Before this batter is even cooked though this recipe would make a great fudge I think. Anyway, I highly reccomend this recipe for seriouse chocolate lovers like me, but try to figure out a way so it's not so impossible to get the cookies out of the oven first! I just went back and put the rest of the batter into a small glass baking dish about 4 inches deep and about 9 inches lone and 4 inches wide and baked it. That's the way to do it atleast for me until I can find a way to do it in cookie form. This was it is a bit like fudge or a brownie. Very good regardless.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 22, 2009

Cookies were tasty. But I'm wondering if 1 cup of flour is correct. The "dough" was more like batter til chilled for a long time. Even after 4 hours of chilling, the cookies still spread pretty flat when baking. 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of chocolate chips does not sound like proper proportions. Just wondering.


27 Ratings

Dec 15, 2003

This is a wonderful recipe, but I would recomend reducing the oil to 1/3 cup.

May 14, 2003

These cookies turned out great for me. They were very soft coming out of the oven, but I had no trouble moving them to the racks. The flavor and texture were wonderful. I just put the dough in the freezer for about 45 minutes befor baking. I made these for my 7 year old daughter's piano recital and they were a big hit with the kids and parents alike. I will make many more batches of these yummy cookies.

Jun 24, 2009

I've made them twice. The first time they turned out great, tasted like cookies. The second time they were a little too soft, more like brownies in cookie shape. overall they are like brownies, smelled like brownies when baking. A little sweet.

Feb 02, 2009

Mmm.. These were heavenly. I made these last night and my sister and I gobbled them up. Following a reviewer's advice, I reduced the oil to 1/3c. Surprisingly, the cookies do spread alot so they tasted like crispy thin cookies. Nevertheless, delish!

Apr 13, 2008

Great for chocolate lovers. These taste exactly like a recipe I made off of a Baker's baking chocolate box one time. They tasted as great then as they do now.

Apr 20, 2010

Amazing.... after a few changes from reading the reviews. Of course I didnt want droopy cookies, so I added 1/4 cup cocoa to batter to thicken it up and I stuck it in the freezer for a 1/2 hour (cause im too impatient to wait for them in the fridge!). I used butter instead of oil cause thats what I had and I didnt dip them in powdered sugar, just to eliminate the mess. I also added semi sweet chips to the batter. Well... they are amazing! Chocolate paradise! The stayed plump and round and perfect!


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  • Calories
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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