These Dark Chocolate Crackle Cookies are kind of like eating brownies, only in cookie form!
I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like. Over the holidays, I saw a lot of crackle (or “crinkle”) cookies on Pinterest, from red velvet to chocolate mint. So I thought I’d kick it up a notch and whip up a batch of dark chocolate crackle cookies, because, well, they say dark chocolate is healthy for your heart, right?
But I really don’t need an excuse to make cookies, or eat chocolate 😉 or, dunk these warm, chewy, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies into a glass a milk like they’re Oreos or something. Nope. No excuse needed.
These dark chocolate crackle cookies were inspired by Shugary Sweets, who calls hers “Dark Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies” and pinned to my frugal food bloggers board. I prefer to call mine “crackle” cookies for two reasons. 1) They looked cracked at the top after they’ve baked and 2) They are like chocolate crack. Seriously. They are so good, it’s hard to resist temptation with these cookies!
Anything rolled in powdered sugar is practically guaranteed to be delicious, right?
Sheer cookie bliss right there.
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar, beating until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time.
- Gradually add the cocoa powder and flour, blending thoroughly.
- Cover and chill for at least one hour.
- Shape into balls about the size of a tablespoon.
- Roll each ball in the powdered sugar and place on parchment paper.
- Bake for 12 minutes
- Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing and place on a rack to finish cooling.
- Sprinkle with more powdered sugar if you wish!
But, before you go, be sure to check some of my other recipes over at Thrifty DIY Diva! I believe that eating well doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and you most certainly don’t have to go out to eat to satisfy your cravings. I love making copycat versions of my favorite restaurants at home, and creating new ones too! And don’t forget to follow me over at Pinterest and Facebook! Here are just a few of my favorite recipes on the site now: