Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies Recipe

Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies

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"This is a really easy recipe because you just use a cake mix as the base."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening, water, and eggs. Add the cake mix, and mix until smooth.
  3. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. These are best served the same day, as the confectioners' sugar becomes absorbed by the cookie giving it a pasty look. This can be fixed by dusting the cookies with sugar again.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2007

I don't care for the taste of shortening so I too used 1/2 cup margarine instead of the shortening. Before working the dough into balls, I put the dough in the fridge for atleast an hour. It made the dough easier to work with. I also waiting until the cookies came out of the oven then dusted them with the powdered sugar. I received many requests for this recipe and will use it often.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2010

Easy. Decent.

Dec 15, 2003

Had trouble with the first batch. Texture & taste were poor. Then I chilled the dough for about an hour & baked them 2 minutes longer than suggested. Great results! Texture was better, these taste alot like a brownie.

Feb 05, 2007

I totally changed this recipe and made some awesome snickerdoodles! I used a white cake mix and rolled the dough balls in a sugar/cinnamon mixture. They turned out great:)

Jan 02, 2004

i just love the cookies.i used 1/2 cup butter instead of shortening. they still turned out great. the best part abt this recipe is: it's sooo ez and they look great!!!!!

Oct 16, 2003

Tastes much better(more chocolatey) than recipes where you melt chocolate squares. Very soft and chewy. EXCELLENT! I'm emailing it to all my friends

Jan 26, 2004

This cookies were excellent. I took them to a party and everyone raved about them. My only advice is to put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes prior to baking so they are easier to handle when you roll them.

Jun 01, 2008

These are good - and really easy. I added 1 teaspoon vanilla. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

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

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