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Chocolate Crackle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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"This recipe was handed down by my Aunt Maureen. One of the best chocolate sugar cookies you will ever eat."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Melt chocolate chips in double boiler. Remove from heat.
  2. Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Add egg and syrup, mix well. Stir in melted chocolate. Add all dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  4. Place 3 inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 minutes. Let cool briefly before removing from pan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 15, 2008

Very good!!!Delicious, they are for sure! I would suggest that the sugar to roll them in MUST be poweder white so after the baking the carkles will be more obvious! They are perfect with a cup of coffe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2003

These cookies came out too hard and tasting like pure sugar, way too sweet - we couldn't even taste the chocolate at all. It was like putting a spoonful of sugar in your mouth. I read another review which mentioned confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar) - I took the recipe above to mean granulated sugar, maybe that was the mistake?

Sep 29, 2003

The dough was a little too thick but the powered sugar made up for it

Mar 28, 2010

These cookies reminded me of a chocolate cinnamon cookie that I made in baking school. The Dutch-processed cocoa is a must! If they are too hard, then you cooked them too long.

Dec 27, 2008

When I made these the "dough" was like cake batter. I added a lot more flour and it still was not the consistantcy of dough. What did I do wrong? The cookies that resulted tasted good but I had to drop them, instead of roll them.

Apr 07, 2009

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. Followed the recipe to a tee. Great for making sandwich cookies or chocolate crust for cheesecake...

Jan 30, 2009

Spectacular! Roll in granulated sugar, then 10X sugar for best appearance. Only makes about 15 cookies-double or triple batch.

Jul 24, 2011

The batter was almost like a mousse, and it didn't have a deep chocolate taste, so instead of adding flour, I added about a quarter cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and chilled the batter till it firmed up just a little. If you're going to roll it in confectioner's sugar, put a thick layer to get that bright white spotted look, otherwise it just cooks into the cookie. Once I tasted the cooked cookie, I remember a packaged cookie that's very similar in taste, but had that granulated sugar with the slightly bigger chrystals on it. That's the route I'm going next time for these super tasty cookies!


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

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

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