Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chocolate Crackles

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I’ve been eyeballing these cookies since I first saw a recipe for them in a special Martha Stewart holiday cookie magazine printed back in 2006 and again in her Cookies Cookbook. Every time I’ve looked through my magazine, these Chocolate Crackles have always leapt off the page and said make me. Make Me. MAKE. ME.

But I didn’t listen until now. I don’t know why it took me so long, but man, I’m glad I finally did.

They are yummy and soft and just plain pretty. But mostly yummy. Oh and chocolatey of course. Very, very chocolatey.

So really that’s all you need to know, right?

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Start out with 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate. Oh yeah.

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Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over another pot of simmering water. Then set aside to let cool.

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I transferred it to a heatproof plastic bowl so it could cool a bit more quickly.

And yes, I tested the temp with my finger. And maybe more than once. : )

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While the chocolate cools, mix together the flour, cocoa baking powder and salt…

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… until it’s all combined and beautiful.

Set aside and beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Mix in vanilla.

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And then add the melted chocolate.

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Add half the flour mixture, some milk and the rest of the flour mixture.

Don’t worry. I’m going to give you a link to the recipe.

Right now. And again at the end, too.

Anyway.

Once it’s all mixed together, divide the cookie dough into four equal parts. Wrap each part in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until firm.

Now, my cookie dough seemed much more like thick cookie batter, so I also placed it in the freezer to get it a little firmer.

When ready to use, unwrap one section at a time.

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I divided it into 12 pieces with a knife because I found that if I handled it too much, the “dough” was starting to melt from the body temperature of my hands.

But dividing it this way ended up working out pretty good.

Grab one of the small pieces of dough and quickly roll into a 1 inch ball. Every few you roll, rinse and dry your hands to avoid them sticking to your hands too much.

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Roll it in granulated sugar and then roll it in powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet.

Like so.

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Here’s the different stages for reference.

P.S. The recipe link only mentions using one of the sugars, but the one in my magazine calls for both. So I’d do it that way.

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Wow. It was tempting to just leave them like this.

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But then I wouldn’t get to see them do this after they baked.

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They are just so pretty.

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And so so good.

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Crackles

I love trying new things and then crossing them off my “to bake” list.

How about you? What was the last new thing you baked?

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Rosie @ Sweetapolita said...

These do look so good! I’ve always wondered about making them too. Will add them to my list!

January 17, 2011 09:03 AM
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Samantha said...

I was just looking at this recipe last night while flipping through my Cookies Book! I have been wanting to make these but just thinking about having to refrigerate first, I’m just too impatient!

The last time I “baked” something was Sunday. Although it’s not baking, since it doesn’t require the oven. I made Tiramisu for the first time. It was good but think it was missing something. Do you have any good Tiramisu recipes?

January 17, 2011 09:04 AM
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Ashley said...

Just this weekend I made two loaves of wheat bread…it was so good! We make these for Christmas everyyear too, because they resemble a brownie, this year we put walnuts in them and they were even better.

January 17, 2011 09:11 AM
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Tracy said...

Omg I need to try those!!
The last thing I tried to make were cinnamon bun pancakes with icing-syrup…. Mmmmmmm I liked I liked!

January 17, 2011 09:16 AM
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Michelle said...

Awwwww! This looks so uber moist and yummy! Let me have one or two ?

January 17, 2011 09:24 AM
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phyllis said...

I make something like these each year around the Holidays & everyone just loves them, but i do add abt 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, gives a nice taste with the chocolate !!! Yummy !!!!

January 17, 2011 09:24 AM
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Izzi said...

Those look great.

January 17, 2011 09:28 AM
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Janice said...

The last thing I baked was the chocolate chip cookies from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids.

I also just made the chocolate peanut butter pudding this morning- not something I baked though.

January 17, 2011 09:29 AM
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Dana said...

Those look AMAZING!!!! :)

January 17, 2011 09:32 AM
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Loretta said...

Last new thing I made was Peanut Butter Cupcakes.. I made both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, but each had a peanut butter cup inside! They were were frosted with either vanilla or chocolate frosting and then I added chopped peanut butter cups to the tops. They were beautiful and delicious! :)

January 17, 2011 09:34 AM
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Tammie said...

Well, these look tasty and chocolate is my favorite. I recently made bread pudding for the first time and it was a big hit. Making red velvet cake balls today for a special little girl. She thinks they rock!

January 17, 2011 09:35 AM
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Lauren said...

I LOVE these cookies!(:

My grandma has an amazing recipe for these by Paula Deen…
they.are.AMAZING.!

email me if you want some!(:

January 17, 2011 09:39 AM
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Lauren said...

i meant to say the recipe….!

January 17, 2011 09:40 AM
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RollingstoneMom said...

OMG! My daughter makes something similar, called Chocolate Crinkles. The main difference (from what I can see) is that she adds chocolate chips before chilling the dough. Super rich and yummy!

January 17, 2011 09:44 AM
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Natalie said...

I made BabyCakes’s gluten free vanilla cupcakes yesterday. (only because I realized I used my last bit of cocoa powder to male the icing) I think I need to try making them again, they taste really good, but I have a feeling they should be better. The icing?? Her icing using coconut oil IS awesome!!! You should definitely try it. She says she sells it by the shot in her bakeries, it’s THAT good. Now I see why! ;)
My MIL also makes these crackle/crinkle cookies. Fantastic!!!! She gave me the recipe 6 years ago and I have yet to make them!!
I think it’s the 2 hr chill time. I usually don’t plan ahead when baking a batch of cookies.

January 17, 2011 09:45 AM
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Jess said...

Gosh, those look delicious!! I made these a while back, and I baked them perfectly… then I left them on the tray and they overcooked.
Jess : )

January 17, 2011 09:50 AM
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Rachel said...

I made Pink Lemonade cupcakes last night. They were amazing!

January 17, 2011 10:01 AM
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Kimberly said...

These are usually a Christmas staple here! But this weekend I made cinnamon bread in the breadmaker. It’s a recipe I found online somewhere. Since I took today off and have a bunch of baking supplies in the kitchen, I might back some cookies!

January 17, 2011 10:02 AM
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cindy said...

Beautiful! Love the pink bowls. My daughter would love them! she’s into pink big time.

January 17, 2011 10:10 AM
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Kristen@PrettySweet said...

These are SO pretty!! I bet they do taste like a brownie.

The last new dessert I made (but not baked) was Smitten Kitchen’s vanilla bean pudding. Outstanding!!

January 17, 2011 10:12 AM
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Ruby said...

The last new thing I baked was macarons! I ended up overbeating the meringue so the feet were really big. They tasted good though, especially coated in extra ganache! Egg whites are aging now for my next attempt… Btw, LOVE chocolate crackle cookies. I’ve never tried Martha’s recipe but may have to.

January 17, 2011 10:12 AM
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Regina W said...

These are a family Christmas tradition. I like to add a 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract or mint chocolate chips to make them more Christmas-y. During the rest of the year I make them extra chocolate-y by throwing in some semi-sweet chocolate chips. :)

January 17, 2011 10:21 AM
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Nancy said...

I made a recipe like the Crackle Top Cookies that called for a box chocolate cake mix,water, shortening and eggs. Mix all together,roll into ball then into the powdered sugar and bake. When done take the cookies out and press a Peppermint Patties in the center and let cool. If you like Peppermint and chocolate this is a great cookie.

January 17, 2011 10:23 AM
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Krystal said...

These are my favoritest cookies ever!!

January 17, 2011 10:28 AM
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Missie said...

these are one of my favorite cookies, we call them snowcaps. My mother was a baker at a school cafeterithey made them all the time, that’s where I got the recipe.
The last thing I baked was a pecan praline cake for dessert on New Year’s day. It was delicious.

January 17, 2011 10:29 AM
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Misty said...

I adore your pictures! You are so talented!

January 17, 2011 10:33 AM
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Tamara said...

I baked a Bailey’s Irish cream cheesecake. It turned out fantastic. Only change: make it a chocolate swirl baileys cheesecake! Yum!

January 17, 2011 10:49 AM
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Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is by far my favorite recipe for Chocolate Crackles! These stay soft and delicious.

January 17, 2011 10:53 AM
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Jamie M. said...

I think we are making these today, thank you they look delicious!!

January 17, 2011 10:54 AM
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Kiki said...

mmmmmmmmmm these are my favorite cookies from my mom!!

I just made a homemade strawberry cake (no pudding or cake mix) for my daughter’s birthday cake. BEST. CAKE. TO. DATE!!

it’s a spin off of paula deen’s hummingbird cake. delicious!!

January 17, 2011 10:58 AM
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becca said...

I make that same recipe (chocolate crackles from MS Cookies) every Christmas – they are soooo yummy!

Last thing I baked was peanut butter cookies, last Friday. :)

January 17, 2011 10:58 AM
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Megan said...

The last thing I baked actually look a lot like the but they are much simpler to make.
Use any flavor cake mix (most people love the lemon)
Cool Whip
an egg, maybe 2
then roll the balls in powdered suger

YUM!!!

January 17, 2011 11:07 AM
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Brenda Mault said...

These look so good! I want to make these next. The last thing I baked was chocolate cake balls. I dipped half in choc bark and the other half in white bark. I am glad they didn’t bark at me lol. I color some of the white bark pink and some yellow. I piped the cake balls with pink, yellow, and choc then I added some silver food dust. They turned out so pretty. I made these for our secretary at work for her birthday. No one here has ever heard or had a cake ball until now. They loved them. Thanks to finding your book on the cake pops. I made a lot of co workers happy. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful gift of love and sharing of the pictures and instructions on how to bake many wonderful goodies.

January 17, 2011 11:07 AM
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myrna said...

Hmmmm…….the last thing new thing I baked……scones made entirely of almond flour! No “all purpose” flour in this recipe; just trying the gluten free route for a change=). To the scones I added different types of chopped dried fruit like pear, french apples and peaches instead of your standard cranberry or apricot. Absolutely delicious! A definite keeper=D Love ya’ Bakerella!

January 17, 2011 11:15 AM
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Marilyn Jones said...

I had some bananas I needed to use, but I didn’t want plain old banana bread. I found a recipe for Chocolate Banana Bars, which ended up being like brownies with a banana layer marbled in. They were great and easy!!

January 17, 2011 11:22 AM
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Valerie Gardner said...

These are awesome! I featured these on my Cookie of the Day project over at Simple Fare, Fairly Simple! Yummy!!

http://www.facebook.com/simple.fare

http://simplefarefairlysimple.blogspot.com/

January 17, 2011 11:33 AM
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Fallon said...

Chocolate Crackle cookies are great! Made them a long time ago but the Martha Stewart recipe looks like a good one.

The last thing I baked was a Blueberry Buckle.

January 17, 2011 11:34 AM
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Nichole said...

Those chocolate crackles look amazing!! My cousin and I just made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies from your January 12, 2009 post last night! They were to die for!! So now I have room on my “to bake” list to add these! I can’t wait to try them! ;c)

January 17, 2011 11:45 AM
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Kristin said...

I have to admit to making Cake Pops as the last thing I baked up. We are in the throws of “potty training” my almost 3 years old and Cake Pops are the way to bribe!

I will probably be making these little lovelies next Saturday along w/some shortbread cookies I am dying to make w/friends. We have “baking playdates” in my Mommies Groups.

January 17, 2011 11:48 AM
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karen d. of fayetteville said...

nothing *new*..just my old stand-by faves! but these look SO delish..i want to try ‘em! thanks bakerella :)

January 17, 2011 11:48 AM
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Mary said...

I have been making a grown up version of these for years with sambuca and walnuts in them. They are delicious with a cup of espresso with a splash of samba in it.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Sambuca-Crinkle-Cookies-240814

January 17, 2011 11:49 AM
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Sharilyn said...

these ARE scrumptious!!!
Last new thing I baked – muffins that taste like fair mini donuts ;) OH so yummy!!!!
Cake pops on my list today ;)

January 17, 2011 11:55 AM
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April Ockerman said...

Those are similar to the espresso crinkles I like to make.. pretty much just add a tablespoon or so of instant espresso powder and they are so much yummier!!!! Really brings out the chocolate flavor and gives you an extra little buzz!! YUM

January 17, 2011 11:55 AM
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jennifer said...

i baked the chocolate crinkles over christmas and they WERE amazing!! =D

http://mylittleadventures.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/cookies-cookies-cookies/

loving martha stewart cookies =)

January 17, 2011 12:08 PM
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Angie Shupe said...

I made these at Christmas with peppermint extract after having one at Panera Bread and they were devine!

January 17, 2011 12:12 PM
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Tara said...

Yummy! I grew up having these at Christmas time – they were called Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. My Mom put the recipe in both family recipe books that I have. She is an amazing baker and had an “in-house” bakery – Beehive Bakery – for a few years. She would bake for hospital auxiliary meetings and such at the clinic where my Dad worked. I miss the delicious breads and baked goods! The last new thing I baked/made was a Red Velvet Trifle for our family Christmas Party; it was a cake mess that turned into an amazing dessert, I plan on making a Lemon Trifle next. Thanks for your beautiful blog, it is inspiring!

January 17, 2011 12:12 PM
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Claudia said...

The last new thing I baked was a red velvet cake! Thanks for the recipe!!

January 17, 2011 12:32 PM
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Molli Ross said...

i just made Martha Stewarts Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes over the weekend, and everybody loved them! they were gone the next day :)

January 17, 2011 12:46 PM
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Diane S. said...

These look divine, like Molly I have always made the Easy Chocolate Crackles, my family loves them. My recipe is:
Devils Food Cake mix, 2 eggs,slightly beaten, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1 T. Water, just roll into 1 inch balls & roll in powdered sugar.
Bake 375 for 8 – 10 min.
I bet rolling them in granulated sugar first, makes the outside a bit crispier.
So try these sometime when you are in a hurry. I look forward to your post every Mon. Thanks!!

January 17, 2011 12:50 PM
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Brie said...

Not really any baking involved but just made grasshopper pie which was delicious, fresh, and minty-chocolate!

January 17, 2011 01:14 PM
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Pam in Texas said...

I have made these! They are delicious!

January 17, 2011 01:32 PM
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Halerie said...

Last night I’ve baked Pumpkin-Maple Coffee Cake for the first time. It’s tasted so yummy when eaten warm! Got the recipe from Pillsbury.com.

January 17, 2011 01:34 PM
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Colleen@sweetswallows said...

I love these cookies! They’re an old family favorite that my grandma’s been making for at least 40 years. Wouldn’t be Christmas without her Chocolate Crinkles! I had never seen or heard anyone else making them when i was growing up, but now I see them everywhere.

As for me, i’ve been busy making banana split cupcakes. OOOOOO YEAH!

January 17, 2011 01:38 PM
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Amy Karatz said...

Thank you for finding this recipe again! I was thinking of it when I made “Hazelnut Chewies”, which could be titled “Nutella Crackles”, found on the cover of Cooks Illustrated’s 2010 Holiday Cookie issue. I made several cookies from that issue, but it was these that received raves. The balls are made with Nutella and finely chopped hazelnuts, then rolled in roasted hazelnuts and sugar. After they were such a hit I made them again, this time using an even-better-than Nutella product from Whole Foods. Another hit!

January 17, 2011 01:41 PM
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nicole m said...

I LOVE these cookies! My MIL made them all the time while my husband was growing up, so now I make them all the time. If I’m feeling extra fancy (usually around the holidays), I place a Keebler Grasshopper mint cookie on each cookie immediately after I take them out of the oven. Then, when they are cooled, I tint some melted white chocolate green and drizzle it over each cookie. Yum. My favorite cookies ever!They looks so pretty!

January 17, 2011 01:47 PM
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Robin said...

These have become a staple at our house for Christmas – So yummy!!! Yours look amazing! Wish my pictures came out looking as wonderful as yours!

January 17, 2011 01:47 PM
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Window On The Prairie said...

I made Gingerbread yesterday from a 1930s recipe. So Yummy that I shared the recipe on my blog today. I’ve made these cookies before, but it was a long time ago. I remember that they tasted scrumptious.
Suzanne

January 17, 2011 01:56 PM
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Cassie said...

These are the cookie I grew up making and are still my favorite to this day! So so yummy! They are the perfect chocolate flavor!

January 17, 2011 01:59 PM
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Courtney said...

Love those pink bowls! Do you mind if I ask where you got them? And the cookies… wow those look delish! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

January 17, 2011 02:07 PM
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Jocelyn said...

Variation (great for kids): I make these quite small. When the cookies are hot out of the oven I take a Hershey’s Hug (unwrapped) and gently press it into the top and then leave it to cool. The bottom of the hug will melt a little and adhere to the cookie. My son and I call them “Zebra Cookies” and we get asked by friends and family to make them every Christmas, with rave reviews!

January 17, 2011 02:22 PM
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Pouncy said...

Chocolate crackies are just great – next time you make them, add some cinnamon and ancho chile!

January 17, 2011 02:23 PM
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Gabi said...

Heloo Bakerella…. do you think I can make half the receipe???

January 17, 2011 02:38 PM
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jenninfrisco said...

i’ve had these on my to bake list too. i really need to get around to it!!
right now i have one bowl brownies in the oven.

January 17, 2011 02:43 PM
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Goldy said...

This is too funny! I make these too(we call them zebra cookies) but my recipe is COMPLETELY different! I must try these!

January 17, 2011 02:44 PM
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Lucy said...

The last thing I baked/made was chocolate covered pretzel rods w/ all the yummy decorations, but just days before that, I made the Red Velvet cake balls for my co-workers and received the most raves I think I ever have & I bake for them ALL the time! Thank you for your book & inspiration!

January 17, 2011 02:47 PM
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Lara said...

they are so good with a rolo in the center!

January 17, 2011 02:58 PM
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Romina said...

The last thing i baked was cupcakes

January 17, 2011 03:08 PM
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Laura R said...

I have my own special twist on these cookies, which I have made for years thanks to my mum’s copy of the Hershey Cookbook.

My recipe includes a tsp of chili powder and a tsp (or half a tsp) of cayenne in the dough. It sounds weird but it’s really, really yummy and they usually make converts. :)
Sometimes, to gild the lily, I add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to provide melty contrast.

January 17, 2011 03:09 PM
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Justeen @ Blissful Baking said...

I love chocolate crackles! Actually, I love any chocolate cookie! The last new thing I baked was almond cheesecake squares with blueberry sauce! yummm

January 17, 2011 03:10 PM
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Jessica said...

I’ve always been intrigued by crackle top cookies but have never baked or eaten them myself. Last weekend, I made peanut butter cheesecake brownies, and they were DIVINE!!!

January 17, 2011 03:17 PM
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Corina + Mikio said...

Amazing! These look delicious! We love Martha Steward cookie recipes! Own the book because we could not get enough! Your step by step photographs are wonderful and make sweets look so appetizing! Great blog!

January 17, 2011 03:21 PM
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Hannah said...

Oh man! It was awhile since I last baked… actually it was just yesterday, but it seemed like forever. I made pumpkin pie without the crust, and IT. IS. HEAVENLY. Go make some. No baking required. Just warm, spicy goodness. I think I’ll go have some now. Mmmmmm…

January 17, 2011 03:26 PM
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Kerry said...

My family has been making these for as many christmases as I can remember! Another trick for not getting the chocolate to melt in your hands while rolling in balls is to rub an ice cube between your hands and dry off quickly before handling the dough. I end up having to do this every 3-4 cookies, but get very little chocolate on my hands.

January 17, 2011 03:40 PM
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Linda said...

These are my son’s favorite cookies. I made them at Christmas and they are delicious. My daughter in law and I made the Christmas tree cake pops over the holiday, too. So very cute!

January 17, 2011 04:02 PM
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Angela J said...

These are my FAVORITE christmas cookie! my aunt makes them every year for christmas :-) They are amazing! i especially like them just a little bit undercooked, extra fudgy!

PS- i was so happy to meet you at your NY book signing! I have to admit, i was a little star struck hehe

January 17, 2011 04:07 PM
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Ela said...

Your cookies came out looking so delicious. I got a recipe for Crackle Cookies in one magazine (not Martha’s), the pictures look so good but when I baked it, it came out flat but the flavor was good. What do you think should I do to prevent the same mistake? Maybe I should try again with this recipe. Thanks!

January 17, 2011 04:35 PM
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amber said...

I make these every Christmas:). My grandmother (Naw) has a recipe almost exactly like it that my family has made for years. I make hers & Martha’s…depending on which recipe I remember first:). Now…I’d really like to have one. Mmm…

January 17, 2011 04:36 PM
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Alpha said...

This little guys are delicious! I’ve made them several times. Saw the recipe in one little magazine (Hersheys Holiday Favorites 2010) then on Martha Stewart. Didn’t now about using granulated sugar. I guess I need to make another batch :)

January 17, 2011 04:36 PM
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Chris Holmes said...

Mickey Mouse Sorcerers apprentice cake ball hats…in ‘honor’ of daughter’s boyfriend’s promotion at Disney. They were fabulous, and chocolate. Thanks for the great ideas and tutorials!

January 17, 2011 04:55 PM
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jordana said...

so yummy! they look so soft and moist inside

January 17, 2011 04:59 PM
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Jessica said...

These cookies are similar to one I tried at Christmas, although the ones I made were gluten free. They were really amazing, and my friends with gluten allergies were especially thankful during the cookie season!

http://food.chatelaine.com/Recipes/View/Flourless-chocolate-snow-mountains

January 17, 2011 05:43 PM
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keri wong said...

strawberry-almond and mango-coconut-macadamia nut scones for my roommate’s “good luck with your med school interview” breakfast.

that and cupcakes for the scharffenberger cupcake contest!

January 17, 2011 05:54 PM
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Scarlett said...

I make these cookies every year for the holidays. They are always a HUGE hit with the coworkers and neighbors.

January 17, 2011 06:20 PM
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tyann said...

The last new thing that I baked was actually Cake Balls! It was my first time and I did them for my sisters birthday cake. I did pink and brown over a red velvet cake. They were adorable and delicious! I was so proud that I actually posted them on my blog (I don’t normally post food). Anyway, thanks for your awesome website!

January 17, 2011 06:21 PM
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Ashlee said...

Your Chocolate cookies would have been great on my Chocolate Dipped Whoopie pies I made last week!

January 17, 2011 06:36 PM
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Jadee said...

WOW! These look soooo amazing. The last thing I tried was a lazy version of pillow cookies. I already had left over brownie scraps so I used a ready made cookie dough. They were still super yummy. Then I tried putting bite sized candies (butterfinger, snickers and reeses) inside….definitely not as good.

January 17, 2011 06:45 PM
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Becky said...

My mom would often make these when I was a kid – they’re SO good!! : )

I got an awesome scone pan for Christmas and broke it in by baking some chocolate chip coconut scones with an almond glaze – they tasted like Almond Joys – yum!!

January 17, 2011 06:46 PM
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Stephanie said...

These remind me of Christmas time. These cookies have been a staple Christmas cookies for as long as I can remember…Yum! Thanks for the food memory :)

January 17, 2011 06:47 PM
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Kelley Hart said...

O.K. I’m literally drooling. My low carb diet is foiled again!

January 17, 2011 06:48 PM
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Janine O said...

The oatmeal fudge bars from the America’s Test Kitchen Baking book. They were yummy!

January 17, 2011 07:00 PM
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Karen said...

These are my daughter’s favorite cookies! And as for something new, I tried my hand at baking the English Muffin Toasting Bread from the King Arthur Four Company’s blog, baking banter. It made the perfect piece of toast for the new year!

January 17, 2011 07:10 PM
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Kristen said...

The last new recipe I tried was for cinnamon rolls (Paula Deen’s recipe). And WOW….sooooo yummy, and probably contain about a million calories (but I ate them on Christmas–so holiday baking is calorie-free, yes?). They freeze nicely too, so I could spread out the indulgence. I have a recipe for “crinkles” that is similar to this one– it incorporates a touch of cinnamon, which really adds a little something.

January 17, 2011 07:38 PM
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Lexi said...

I love these, I made them last year, http://lexiscafe.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/finally/, and I’ve been thinking of making them again. The last thing I made was strawberry toasties although I might have to remake them from a different recipe.

January 17, 2011 08:06 PM
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Darren said...

Time to try these with the kids tonight. They look great. Here in Australia, referenece to “chocolate crackles” are made from the breakfast cereal Rice Krispies or Rice Bubbles as its known in Australia. have a look. Great at kids parties. http://www.kelloggs.com.au/tabid/152/Default.aspx
The recipe uses “Copha” but the alternative is Vegetable Fat.

January 17, 2011 08:17 PM
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kimberley said...

oh yes, you must make these with espresso powder–i found the recipe in the Everyday Food magazine several years ago at Valentine’s Day. They are my signature Christmas cookie! Didn’t get around to making them this year, maybe I’ll make them for V-day! Thanks for the encouragement!

January 17, 2011 08:21 PM
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Bonni O'Hara said...

Well I made the brownies from the same magazine with the icing from the surprise cookies. It is thick and amazing, really to die for. That is the best magazine from 2006…. it is in my living room with my Ikea catalog, so I never loose it! I will have to try these! Any good suggestions for a treat for a Valentine’s Day Treasure for cupids arrow?

January 17, 2011 08:22 PM
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Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) said...

Delish! I made a cookie that looked like those….I think the recipe was Paula Deen?

January 17, 2011 08:32 PM
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EG said...

Dieting. :( And I can handle it, really I can, except that I read so many food blog! And it’s the baked goods that get me. Ugh.

January 17, 2011 08:33 PM
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Pam said...

The last “new” thing I baked was Sour Cream Banana Bread and it IS a new found favorite, though lots of butter and sour cream makes this too hard to resist to bake all that often, especially as I slather it with more butter after toasting or warm from the oven.

Moist and wonderful (the last time I made it I added cocoa powder and cinnamon. YUM!)

http://www.food.com/recipe/sour-cream-banana-bread-9351

January 17, 2011 08:49 PM
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Andrea said...

I baked fudge chip cookies with Andes mint chips. They were amazing!

January 17, 2011 08:50 PM
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