These unique chewy chocolate crackle cookies can easily become some of your beloved recipes. Cookies are something we can make at home without any extra effort. Plus, they are so easy to decorate and bundle up in pretty ribbons, boxes, plastic decorative bags! Your imagination will work wonders to make that special gift to a teacher, neighbor, friend, and family members.
I’ve heard many names for the same basic recipe of chocolate crackle cookies: brownie crackle cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, crackled cookies, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies. Wow, it can be a truly battle of words experience. But the principle is the same, you’ll get a crackle cookie each and every time.
These soft chocolate crackle cookies are some of my favorites. They are not that sweet and just hit that craving spot for chocolate. You will enjoy its delicately soft and light texture, too.
Bake these chocolate crinkles from your own kitchen any time. Better yet, ask your children to help you. They would love it! My kids love making them and then devour them with a speed of lightening! The fudgy texture inside the yummy cookie crust makes a perfect combination for enjoying this cookie.
If you are into cookie making, check out these colorful Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies!
And for those who loves soft and gooey cookies, check out this Chewy Caramel Cookies Recipe.
How Do You Make Chewy Crackle Cookies?
Making the dough for these cookies is easy. You just need to know one small trick to make the surface of each cookie crack inside the oven during the baking. Here are the steps of making a perfectly chewy, tender and soft crackle cookie.
Once you mix your ingredients, the dough will feel nice and sticky. This is what your dough will look like before you refrigerate it.
After you take the dough out of the refrigeration and roll rounds the size of a golf ball, the cookies are ready to be put into the heated oven. I use a lavish amount of parchment paper over the baking pan.
While the cookies are in the oven, watch for that special CRACKLE forming in each cookie! It is like a magic box opening up and showing all the treasures inside. Well, I love baking, and this unique development really makes me smile. Each cookie is a unique masterpiece, with the crackles that never repeat in other cookies.
Once the cookies are cooled on the cooling rack, you can pack them into a cookie gift box or use a ribbon to place them into three-cookie-high towers. They are so festive looking! Use them for cookie swaps. Take them to your neighbors as a thank-you gift. The ideas of cookie sharing are endless.
These chewy crackle cookies have a brownie taste inside with a crunch of a cookie on the outside. For this reason, they are a true masterpiece in their own right.
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Indulge in a soft and chewy texture of these chocolate crackle cookies. They serve as a nice gift, too.
- 5 oz Premium dark chocolate bar or Chocolate chips
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 cup granulate sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2-¾ cup all purpose flour sifted
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 300 F.
Melt butter and chocolate bar/chips in a double boiler.
Add brown and white sugar until melted.
Add egg one at a time. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt until well-blended.
Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix until no more lumps.
Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
Form about 2-inch balls of the refrigerated batter and roll in powdered sugar.
Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper, 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 20 minutes. The surface of the cookies will crackle.
Cool on a wire rack.
Decorate to your occasion, season, reason!