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Chocolate Crackles
Submitted by:  Sherry Dale


  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 10-12 Minutes/Batch

" These are so incredibly delicious!  They are soft on the inside and crunch on the outside.  If you add reese's peanut butter chips they are out of this world "
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • small bowl of confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookies sheets.


Cream the butter until light and fluffy.


Add the melted chocolate and sugar and blend well.


Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture and blend well.  Refrigerate for 3 hours or until dough is firm.


Shape the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter.  Dredge each ball in a small bow of confectioners' sugar to coat it thoroughly and place it on the cookie sheet, leaving 2" between each ball.


Bake for 10-12 minutes, taking care not to burn the bottoms.  I use the air cookie sheets to insure even baking but they may require additional time.  The cookies may seem slightly underdone in the centers when you first take them out of the oven, but they firm up as they cool.  Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.

These cookies are a big hit during the holidays so make sure to make a double batch or you won't get any for yourself!
Makes 5-1/2 dozen