Easy Chocolate Crackle Cookies Recipe

– 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate melted and cooled – 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour – 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder – 2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature – 1 1/3 cups light-brown sugar firmly packed – 2 large eggs – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 1/3 cup milk – 1 cup confectioners' sugar plus more for rolling


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Cook time: 15 min

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48 cookies



prep Time

2 hours


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One of our most loved Christmas cookies. Crackle Chocolate Cookies have a brownie like center and a soft crisp outside. Add these delightful cookies to your Christmas cookie tray!

How long do chocolate crackle (crinkle) cookies last? The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to three days or in the freezer for up to two months.

Tips to make the best chocolate crackle cookies: – You have to make sure the dough is very cold before you start to roll them into balls. If you don’t chill them long enough, it will be one sticky mess! – Rolling them in the powdered sugar before baking gives the cookies the most beautiful crackled look. The snow white powder exterior is a stunning contrast to the chocolate cookie interior. – I always end up making enough for both kids to make on their own. – Of all the cookies we bake each year, this is the chocolate crackle cookie is the most requested. They also make a really sweet gift idea and look so pretty all wrapped up.


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