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Potluck Recipe #08: Chocolate Crackle Cookies

By Jeanne Foels, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
I’m going to let you in on a family secret: Chocolate Crackle Cookies.
Passed down by my grandmother, perfected by my mother, beloved by my brother and me, these cookies are truly time-tested. I remember making countless batches alongside my mom, learning to crack the eggs and level the flour – and sneaking more than a few tastes of the chocolate-y dough!
Now as a 20-something, I rely on these cookies as my go-to recipe for cheering up friends or bringing treats to gatherings. I can say from experience: don’t plan on having any left over if you bring them to a potluck – these little guys are always a crowd favorite.
Note: Leave time for the dough to chill before you bake them. Make sure not to over-bake them – the soft, chewy center is the best part, especially when they’re still hot from the oven!
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
(Makes 4 dozen)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
powdered sugar
1. Melt chocolate. Stir in sugar and oil.
2. Add vanilla and eggs, beat well.
3. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Chill dough until it is firm, about 30 minutes to an hour.
5. Make 1″ balls, roll in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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