Sunday, February 3, 2013
I was reading and playing with crackle cookie recipes and came up with the following.
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus additional 1/3 cup reserved
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 package (3.5oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons espresso powder
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in your mixer. Add remaining ingredients, except additional sugar. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours covered.
Preheat oven to 375F. Roll dough into 1 inch balls with your hands. Roll into the reserved sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the tops are cracked. Do not over bake.
Note: Don't worry if your dough looks crumbly when you are starting to roll it into balls. It will work out fine.
Posted by Melissa Clifford at 12:51 PM