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Mocha Crackle Cookies Recipe

Mocha Crackle Cookies Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 134 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Mocha Crackle Cookies

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who-zie User ID: 8258191 220457
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!"

Kcrainstorm User ID: 8033904 77923
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."

squishygumdrop User ID: 7173038 34520
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 :)"

worshiphouse1 User ID: 1103399 76190
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

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

Dianne C User ID: 7066902 111936
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."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 29737
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Plan to make one batch this week ~~ going to try subbing cocoa powder rather than chopped chocolate. Figured there's enough sugars between white and brown, so as not to make them bitter. One batch first to see, then if okay, will make more."

kkliewer User ID: 6390862 28799
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"I love the flavor of these cookies, but they seem to be dry, I have tried reducing the cooking time, are these suppose to be dry. Any suggestions as to how to make them a moister cookie"

tinaryn User ID: 2453086 29732
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I thought these were delicious and so easy to make.. Pretty too"

levick20 User ID: 5413265 77922
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I made these cookies and even though they were very soft and chocolaty, I didn't taste the coffee flavor at all which was a big disappointment. I even added more coffee granules than called for. If anyone knows how to make them taste more coffee flavored I would love to hear advice!"

kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 70997
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I find this recipe time consuming, but it's worth it. One of my all time favorite recipes."

Kimsw User ID: 4151135 77921
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I really liked making these cookies but, I found that you have to take them off the cookie sheet ASAP or they stick to the pan. Also, make sure you have a few cookie sheets so you can keep on making them. I used a mini scooper to make the cookies. That was easier for me and they came out about the same size. They are fun to make! Whoever decides to make them have fun!"

harryhaas User ID: 92593 45009
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"These cookies hsve a seriously chocolate flavor, that will quickly become your all time favorite. Scrumptiously the best!"

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