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Crackle Cookies Recipe

Crackle Cookies Recipe

THIS cookie recipe comes close to the wonderful taste of chocolate that Mama was able to produce in her cakes and cookies. Because of the "crackles" in these cookies, my granddaughter tells me I've made a mistake when I bake them. "But they taste so good," she adds. -Ruth Cain, Hartselle, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a bowl, beat sugar, oil, chocolate and vanilla until blended. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. With sugared hands, shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Crackle Cookies

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justmbeth 237394
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Very good cookie. I like that this had a small yield for my Christmas cookie tray. That way I won't have too many. I only got about 16 cookies but the balls I rolled out where about 1.25 in rather than 1 in."

AmyB55 230542
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Did not turn out right even though I followed recipe to a tee. Dough was runny and we couldn't form it into balls.... also didn't look like it would make 18 cookies. Looked like much less."

stockm2 215437
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"Great cookie, but this does not yield 18 cookies. I got 27 cookies when doubling the recipe."

Water4Chocolate 214013
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Question: Is the amount of flour correct? Thanks!"

greatwithoutgluten 14871
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"This was my first time that I tried crackle cookies. They looked very nice and were tasty. When I make these again I will try different variations to these cookies possibly cinnamon. We enjoyed these with vanilla ice cream!"

zookeeperk 17687
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"A Keeper!!"

Cake2939 19006
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I made these for a Local Fair this year, and I took 2nd place in "Rolled Cookies" I was HAPPY. I will make these again this year for a Christmas Cookie Exchange I am having."

Cake2939 15973
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I made these for the Local Fair, and I took 2nd place in "rolled cookies"....I was HAPPY. Will make these for Christmas this year, as I am planning a Christmas Cookie Exchange"

sarapruiett379 18393
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"the amount of dough is not nearly enough to make the amount the recipe calls for unless you want tiny cookies."

SweetKerolajn 37555
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I make this every year for my dad for Christmas-- simple enough to make in between work, class, and essays (not to mention holiday shopping!). Great cocoa flavor, perfect with a mug of coffee."

jev 201899
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"These are the best cookies ever and they make a lot. My daughter makes them all the time."

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