July 10, 2009

Chocolate Crack-Up Cookies

Another treat I made for the July 4th holiday was Chocolate Crack-Up Cookies from my Death By Chocolate Cookies cookbook.

This cookbook is fabulous - I would love to work my through and make every single recipe! {Click here for the Amazon link}

Here is the recipe and my altered directions:

Chocolate Crack-Ups

  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

  • 2 cups sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl. Be careful to melt slowly and stir often. I used about 1/2 a cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Set aside.

  3. Combine sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl; the sugar will resemble wet sand. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk until incorporated. Next, add the melted chocolate. Stir well. Finally, add the flour, baking powder and salt, and blend until smooth. The dough will be very runny, it looks alot like brownie batter but that's ok. Tightly cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. I recommend refrigerating the dough over night - it becomes much firmer and easier to roll.

  4. Remove dough from fridge and prepare your station. Place the powdered sugar in a bowl. Get out your baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray. Get a towel or roll of paper towels handy. Ready? Now, carefully roll a spoonful of batter in the palms of your hands to form a ball - it will be incredibly sticky. Work the dough as little as possible; the warmer it gets, the stickier it gets. Then roll in powdered sugar -coat generously! You want that sugar thick people!

  5. Evenly space balls on your baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes for crispy cookies or around 10 minutes for cookies with a soft center. Remove from oven and cool to room temp on baking sheets. Store in a tightly sealed plastic container.

Everyone liked the cookies and thought they tasted like brownie edges... you know the outer pieces of brownies with the crisp edges? Yep. The powder sugar does make them a little messy though. I would love to bake these again and make ice cream sandwiches :)

I'm trying to think of a new name for them - any suggestion? Brownie Cookies? Brownie Crisps? Brown-ookies?

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heartnsoulcooking said...

I love chocolate, my family loves chocolate. Need to add this recipe to my recipe box. Geri

Anonymous said...

Did you say tasted like brownie edges, only my favorite. I will have to try these, they look gorgeous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, boy!!! Another delicious cookie recipe for my cookie jar! These look divine, Kristen. Thanks!

Happy Foodie Friday...


Sheila :-)

Lori E said...

Oh ya, chocolate and more chocolate. If you bake your way through the cook book weigh yourself at the beginning and then again at the end and tell us the results. Maybe and only maybe that will stop us from doing the same thing.

Kathleen said...

They look delicious!!
Love the pic on the book! Looks heavenly!

Mary said...

Gee, these look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Have a wonderful day.

once in a blue moon... said...

oh i would love these...