Friday, December 30, 2011

Chocolate Crackles

The recipe for this cookie comes from Farm Journal Christmas Cookbook, which I bought in 1973, before  any of my four children were born!!  It happens to be THE favorite cookie of my three sons.  It is also  embarrassingly simple how easy this cookie is.  I hope you can try this delicious tasting cookie from one of my favorite cookbooks.

1 (1 lb. 2 1/2 oz.) pkg. devil's food cake mix
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 T. water
1/2 c. shortening
confectioners sugar

Combine cake mix, eggs, water and shortening.  Mix with a spoon until well blended (I actually use my mixer for this part).

Shape dough into balls the size of small walnuts.  Roll balls in confectioners sugar (coat liberally).

Place on greased baking sheets.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

Makes about 48 cookies.
These are soft-textured, brownie-like cookies

I am sharing this with:
Sweets for Saturday
Tea Party Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday


  1. I usually have no problem coating ANYTHING liberally with sugar of any kind! YUM!

  2. i bake these cookies all the time except I call them Earthquake cookies. check out my recipe, it varies a bit. I use cocoa and, when I make the batter I leave it overnight in the fridge to harden. The next day I make the balls and cover them with confectioner's sugar and put them in the oven, You'll find that this really helps them rise and CRACK deeper. Either way, these are my faves!

  3. Love these cookies, I make some that look just like them, but the recipe is way more complicated! I like your simplified version! Happy New Year!

  4. Yumm! Sounds heavenly!
    Love anything chocolate so we will be trying these for sure!

    Happy New Year Kitty!
    Just posted a little thank you to you and your lovely blog for linking to my first and most pathetic attempt to host a linky party last month!!! I truly appreciate your participation and hope you will stop by and say hi when you can, and I will do the same, friend!

    Wishing you and your family happiness, good health and many blessings in the coming year.

  5. These cookies look fabulous! I love the snowy look! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  6. Hello Kitty,
    I have been running through myself this week end with Miz Helen's Kitchen going on the road. I want to get an email off to you soon. Your Chocolate Crackles would sure be good with my afternoon tea. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Definitely going to have to make these soon, my friend! They look so good that I'm tempted to make some now at 10:00 at night {{smiles}} Thanks for sharing, sweet Kitty. Hugs!

  8. Hahaha! I went through a ton of your recipes to find these and in the process pinned quite a few! I should never go through your site when I'm hungry!! Note to self! These look amazing!

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