Mocha Crackle Cookies Recipe
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Mocha Crackle Cookies Recipe

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"These cake-like cookies are better than brownies," confirms field editor Louise Beatty of Amherst, New York. They have crackly tops and subtle coffee flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a microwave, heat the butter, chocolate and coffee until chocolate is melted; cool slightly. In a bowl, beat the eggs and salt; add sugar and brown sugar. Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Roll dough into 3/4-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Mocha Crackle Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p18

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"This is a great recipe! Have had these cookies at holiday parties and was looking to make my own so tried this recipe. Here's a hint : Hubby bought me a pro-type baking sheet and I used this to bake these. In the process I thought I would speed things up by using my department store cookie sheet too. I noticed a big difference in the way they came out. I never thought it made a difference - but it does. For those that had trouble with dryness - invest in a good cookie sheet. These were wonderful - thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"These are fantastic! I reduce the cook time to 10 minutes so they are moist and delicious. My friends call them my yummy brownie cookies."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"This recipe was good overall, only one complaint.. I mean it's good, but it didnt scream DELICIOUS! But making again :)"

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"everyone always request these. they taste like little brownie bites. so delicous!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"This quickly became our favorite cookie. The texture was a little different than expected but we loved it! Will definitely make these again. And again."

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