ChocolaTess Trivia: Want to know how to keep most of that powdered sugar on your cookies when they bake?
Sprinkle and roll the cookie balls in the powdered sugar very generously and place on a cookie sheet, then repeat very generously sprinkling and rolling your cookie balls again. Place them on a cookie sheet to bake and soon you’ll get that *crackle*! You get beautiful crackles or crinkles (as some call it) on the top and the powdered sugar bakes into the chocolate fudge cookies. That’s how the magic is done! Chocolate Crackle Cookies no wonder we love you!!
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease 2 baking sheets with butter or use parchment paper.
Put the confectioners' sugar into a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes.
Add 1 egg and beat on medium speed until blended. Add the other egg and vanilla and beat until blended.
Add in the flour mixture gradually and beat on low speed just until combined.
Roll the dough into balls (1 tablespoon), then sprinkle and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar until covered and place them all on one baking sheet.
Repeat: Roll the dough into balls (1 tablespoon), then sprinkle and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar until covered.
Place the balls on the prepared baking sheetabout 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies until they are crackled and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Using a metal spatula, move the cookies onto the rack and let cool completely.
Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Makes about 24 cookies.