Old-Fashioned Crackle Cookies Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Crackle Cookies Recipe

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These are an old-fashioned favorite that my family loves. Kids can help by rolling them in confectioners' sugar and placing on greased baking sheets.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in eggs, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
  2. With sugared hands, shape dough into 1-in. balls. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Crackle Cookies in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p560

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