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Mocha Crackle Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 5 dozen

These cake-like cookies are better than brownies. They have crackly tops and a subtle coffee flavor. —Louise Beatty, Amherst, New York
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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