Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies

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Recipe by  ScarlettThornley

“This is a really easy recipe because you just use a cake mix as the base.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening, water, and eggs. Add the cake mix, and mix until smooth.
  3. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. These are best served the same day, as the confectioners' sugar becomes absorbed by the cookie giving it a pasty look. This can be fixed by dusting the cookies with sugar again.

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I don't care for the taste of shortening so I too used 1/2 cup margarine instead of the shortening. Before working the dough into balls, I put the dough in the fridge for atleast an hour. It made the dough easier to work with. I also waiting until the cookies came out of the oven then dusted them with the powdered sugar. I received many requests for this recipe and will use it often.



Had trouble with the first batch. Texture & taste were poor. Then I chilled the dough for about an hour & baked them 2 minutes longer than suggested. Great results! Texture was better, these taste alot like a brownie.



I totally changed this recipe and made some awesome snickerdoodles! I used a white cake mix and rolled the dough balls in a sugar/cinnamon mixture. They turned out great:)

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 159 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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