Thursday, December 18, 2014

Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies

This cookie is easy and delicious. Want to give out something people will love - this is the one.

Check out the ingredients- easy right?

I was talking to Carol when I was making these. The first sheet of cookies when baked were not covered with the confectionery sugar. The confectionery sugar soaked into the cookie- not what I wanted it to look like.

A comment on Allrecipes, where I found the cookie recipe mentioned she sprinkled more confectionery sugar on before taking them out of the oven.

I want LESS work not more! Carol who is a master baker suggested I roll them in sugar and then the confectionery sugar. 

That's what I did and don't they look great and the taste is sure to please any sweet tooth.

This is going to be my go to Christmas cookie this year.

 Marie- you are getting them before Christmas and on our way to the auction you and Ted  get to sample a few and tell me if you think Amanda would like them. I know Leta will !

1 (18.25 ounce) package Duncan Hines  Devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening ( used 1/2 cup margarine)
1 tablespoon water
2 eggs
1 cup confectioners' sugar- ( I used 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup granulated sugar or raw sugar--- to roll the cookies BEFORE rolling in the confectionery sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper.

 Beat together the shortening, water, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the cake mix, and mix until smooth. The dough is going to be very sticky and it easier to roll if you put the bowl with the dough in the refrigerator for an hour.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar*. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in the 375 preheated oven.

Remove from the oven and place on a cooking rack.

Store in a air tight container.

* just a suggestion to roll in the granulated sugar before the confectionery sugar.


  1. These definitely look yummy......and fairly kind of cookie.

    1. That's why I'm just making these- nothing fancy but these are really good so think people will enjoy them.

  2. Ahhhhhhhh, a very simple cookie recipe......this is for me. I have a box of Devil's food cake mix here......hmmmmmm, maybe I will splurge and make them. Thanks for the reminder and the hint. You too are amazing

    1. She sure is Myra- between Carol and Cyndy I got everything covered!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhh Linda those came out fantastic! I love this recipe when I'm in a ding-dang hurry and need cookies NOW. I found that trick about rolling in granulated sugar then confectioners' sugar SOMEWHERE-one of my cookbooks? Martha Stewart? I don't know-all I know is it works great for this recipe. I made it a few years ago for my cookie trays and the confectioners' sugar stayed nice and white for days.

    Hahahaha Amazing? I'm gonna have to tell Bob that you said that. I can see the EYE ROLLING now....oy... :)

    1. Bob knows it Carol- every time he takes photo of your creations you get to share it for everyone to enjoy.

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    1. They will fix that chocolate craving.

  5. Lovely looking cookies! I could use one right now! :-)

    Time to go finish my gingersnaps. I roll them in sugar before baking but not the confectioner's sugar. Might try that sometime.

    1. Angela- how did the gingersnaps come out?

  6. Now now Carol........I think you are pretty amazing, if Bob rolls his eyes, you tell him he has a prize in you.

  7. Yes another one for my Neighbor that I can have one of. I am glad she isn't a diabetic . She loves goodies.

  8. I agree Myra, Bob is a very lucky man.

    Those cookies look yummy & Carol's trick work's great.

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