Chocolate Crackles


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?


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


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


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. : )


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


… 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.


And then add the melted chocolate.


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.


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.


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.


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

Like so.


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.


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


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


They are just so pretty.


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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404 comments on “Chocolate Crackles”

  1. I tried something like this but it was strawberry lemon insted of chocolate it was REALLY filling and sugary but SOOOO yummy :)

  2. I saw a picture of Mexican Wedding cookies and HAD to try them – absolutely melt in the mouth divine!

  3. Oh my goodness! I’m making these right now!

  4. I tried making these and failed miserably. The sugar never dried and I didn’t know why! Instead of being white and powerdery it became a gluggy mess. Any suggestions?

  5. Something about chocolate crackles are so adicting! I baked these for christmas and they were so good! Best chocolate cookies ever!!! :)

  6. I just finished Nigella Lawson’s Double Apple Pie. It’s complete sin, and I never want to see another apple in my life, but it is doubly delicious. Love your website!

  7. I made them yesterday… they are absolutely delicious!!!! it’s like i’m eating a brownie in a cookie shape

  8. Love these cookies but we call them chocolate crinkles and my great grandmother use to make these every christmas and two years ago we found here receipe and I’ve made them every christmas since..

  9. I made these cookies the other day and they are a hit in my house! The only thing, the crackles were not as defined as the picture. Any suggestions on why?

  10. very nice cookies

  11. i tried these and they r delicious i love u bakerella

  12. On the same theme as you. The last thing I baked was chocolate waffles….yummy!

  13. Felt inspired and tried out this recipe this weekend. Delicious! But my crackles didn’t turn out as cute as yours here, mine turned out more flat. Any tips?

  14. so fun! I have a version of these cookies on my site. We affectionately label them Earthquake Cookies! I loved them as a kid and my kids continue to enjoy them today. I’ve never used granulated sugar, only confectioner’s sugar. And, something that I’ve found, the longer you let the batter set in the fridge, the fuller the cookie. I’ve let the batter sit as long as 24 hours!

  15. i made them and they are oh so good Yum!

  16. I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate crinkle cookie- this one looks great!

  17. I made these and my whole family agreed that they were the best cookie they’ve ever had and begged me to make more! Unfortunately Ive run out of chocolate, time to go get more :)

  18. I made these yesterday but my cookies didn’t flatten out very much?

  19. I’ve been reading from your site for I-don’t-know-how many-days now, and I love every photo, every post! I’ve started baking less than two years ago and I’m loving every baking moment of it =) However I’m always super busy and all the stuff I want to do related to baking at the end of the day I simply forget or put off for another “some other day.” Just now you gave me an idea, a “bake list” -and for someone like me with 101 things to do before the day ends, I think the simplicity of a bake list is genius. Thank you and I hope to see more of the fantastic things in your site =) God bless!

  20. Been eating these as far back as I can remember. My aunt called these chocolate crinkle cookies. Checked the recipe and its the SAME! They are great! But NOT martha’s… Just saying…

  21. My mom and I make these cookies every year for our neighborhood’s Christmas cookie exchange! I absolutely love them! They ( and their dough) are completely irresistible! So happy to see them on your site!

  22. Hi! Thanks for the info about rolling these in granulated sugar before the powered sugar. I just baked two trays of these, one with the granulated sugar and one without. The ones with the granulated sugar roll first have a much better look. On the others the powered sugar has melted and so they are not so white.

    Better go and put them on a wire rack to cool!

  23. you didn’t mention the baking temperature??
    after preheating oven at max temperature, at what degree should we bake them?

  24. These were soooooooo GOOD! They were chocolatey and the perfect texture. They were DELISH!

  25. now they r on my “to bake” list which just keeps getting bigger and bigger

  26. My mom use to make these when I was a kid except she adds walnuts – we call them Chocolate Pixies. These are still my favorite holiday cookie but now I make them myself :)

  27. Can these cookies be made ahead of time and just set in the freezer?

  28. They look so delicious!
    aaaah. <3

  29. Hello!
    I’m from Holland.
    One thing I don’t understand.
    If you make them into a ball, do you have to flatten them and then put them into the oven?
    Please answer quickly, because I want to make them for Motherday when me gonna do High tea. :D

  30. Hey, Bakerella!
    I found your website a few years back and since then, it’s become one of my favorite websites to visit since the moment I turn on my computer(:
    You’ve opened so many doors for me!
    I never knew about Martha Stwart and I didn’t know the existance of cake pops until I saw the little chickens (which are so cute by the way) and the sheep’s.
    I always loved cooking, and then I decided to trust your recepies which turned out to work great for me.
    I adore the “Ridicously Easy” pie and tomorrow I invited some girlfriends over to make a “cooking club” in the afternoon, and we’re baking your recipe and by Martha Stewart.

    You re-lived my passion, you made it come alive with your inspiration and enthusiasm.
    I fell in love with your recipes and your pictures!
    Two of the things that move my life are photography and cooking and you put them together to make something special and unique!
    You teached me a lesson without you even knowing it(:
    I absolutely LOVE your blog and I visit everyday to see what you’ve updated and how’s it going lately.
    I hope to hear more from you soon.

    Best regards!
    Xime Ibáñez (Mexico City)

  31. You can mix some cinnamon in the granulated sugar before rolling. Yum!

  32. These have been a favorite of mine SINCE that picture in 2006! lol. I make them every year!!! :) Yours look delicious!

  33. Fudgy brownies in cupcake liners in a convection oven from Perfect Light Desserts :) ahh were they good for my sweet teeth!

  34. My mom makes these same cookies, but when she takes them out of the oven she puts a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of each cookies. The extra chocolate makes them that much better.

  35. Ohhhhhh, Happy Valentine’s Day to us with these crackles. YUMMMMMM! :) Thanks for sharing!

  36. The last new thing I baked was molasses cookies. Who knew they would be so yummy! I think molasses by itself is disgusting, but my hubby loves it. So one day he called saying he was having a really bad day so I whipped up a batch of the cookies and was so surprised at how yummy they were. I dipped mine in hot coffee! The hubby loved them too!

  37. Thanks for this cute recipe, it was soooooo yummy !!!
    I even translated it in French on my blog to share with others n_n

  38. OMG I made these cookies and they are like heaven!!
    It took a little while to translate the recipe in dutch (amounts) but it was worth it!!

  39. hi bakerella!

    this tastes awesome and i love your website!!!

    quick question tho, my cookies didnt turn out as flat as yours..any idea why?and the sugar are starting to brown..


  40. I recently tried two new recipes: 1) S’mores Brownies (OMG), and 2) Homemade Kit Kat bars (OMFG).


    Consumed: My Culinary Adventure

  41. Just made these today for fun- super delicious! These were so moist and chewy but the double layers of sugar gave it a nice crust. Going back for thirds! :)

  42. I made Pioneer Woman’s Oatmeal Crispies from her cookbook! SOOO delicious!

  43. You made these look so good that I had to try them. They were delicious. Thanks!

  44. I just made these yesterday and they are amazing! So easy! I almost didn’t make them because they seemed like other crackle cookies I’ve tried and didn’t really like but I am soooo glad I did! They are perfectly sweet and not so chocolaty that you would get sick of them fast. They’re perfect!

  45. Don’t know where, or why, MARTHA got the idea to rename and claim these cookies, but they’re from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book (published in 1963) and are called chocolate crinkles. My mom has been making them ever since.

    This is now one more reason I scrutinize anything Ms. Stewart throws out there to everyone.

    Great idea to post the recipe though, because they’re definitely a hit whenever made, but, which you’d given credit where it was/is due.

  46. I’ve made these before! They’re delish :)
    The last things I baked was a Sea Salt Foccacia and a Dutch Apple Pancake. The pancake was ridiculously easy and scrumptious, perfection for a late brunch.

  47. I love chocolate crackle cookies! They’re one of my favorite desserts and yours look great. I can’t wait to try your recipe!
    The last new thing I baked was an Alvin-and-the-Chipmunks cake plus matching cupcakes for my 3-year-old’s birthday party.

  48. At first I thought that you had made miniature rye loafs because those cookies really look like finnish rye loaf.

  49. I also love trying new things and crossing them off my “to bake” list! The last new things I baked were your cake balls! I made red velvet and strawberry and both were a hit!

  50. Oh my, your making me hungry!

  51. Love your recipies!!! Going to try your pillow cookies :) yummy…

  52. I am new to your website/blog. I’m a little behind the time, but had to try these. And I was NOT disappointed. So delicious. Thanks for the idea.

  53. I have been making these since the mid-60’s. The recipe is in the original Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook. I made them this year for our cookie exchange…a big hit. LOVE THEM!!

  54. OMG these guys look sooooo cool i can’t wait to try’em out!

  55. I made these for my husband and his co-workers. They DIED over them! Thanks for the delish recipe!

  56. That’s *so funny* because I have Martha Stewart’s Cookies (well.. and cupcakes..) book, and I bookmarked the page for the Chocolate Crackles as well! A loooot of other pages too, but regardless, I’ve been wanting to make this, and you motivated me to do so :) The last thing I baked… hmm… some toffee white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies for my fiance :D

  57. My favorite cookies of all time are Chocolate Crackle Tops! I grew up with these (42 years ago). My babysitter used to make them, and Snickerdoodles which are my other all time favorite! Thanks for bringing back the memories!

  58. I tried the recipe. Unfortunately, my balls melted and I finally had just one flat huge cookie ! Even after a couple hours in the freezer, when I start rolling balls, it melts really quickly. I think my conversion of cups into grams where not quite right ! Or maybe one of you have another explication ? Thanks anyway for you blog which brings a lots of ideas.

  59. You’ve been such an inspiration to me and baking. Without you, I wouldn’t have the motivation to keep on baking. I made the chocolate crackles, the chocolate bowls, the brookies and a lot more. I’m still dying to try the cake pops though!

  60. I make these every year for Christmas, my family calls them Turds in a Snowbank!

  61. The last thing I baked was a chocolate sour cream cake a couple weeks ago. :) Next thing on my list: my first cake pops! I got your book today, and I CANT WAIT to try them!

  62. These were VERY yummy!
    My cousin called them Earthquake cookies :)

  63. Thank you sharing this recipe. I’ve loved this cookie since I was a little girl and now that I’ve started baking I would love to make it.

  64. Just made these and blogged about them! They are TO DIE FOR! My favorite recipe from you to date. Even better than the super easy peach crunch cake!

  65. I made these with milk chocolate chips instead of the bittersweet chocolate and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  66. These cookies are the best! We’ve were introduced to them back in the late 60’s. My brothers named them “Mildew Cookies” and the name stuck!

  67. These look amazing! …hmmm the last thing I made was an assortment of cupcake pops inspired from your book:

    brought ’em to my work and they loved it :)

    thanks Bakerella!

  68. The last thing I baked was french silk chocolate pie, for a co-worker’s birthday last week. I did 2 – a sugar free version since she’s diabetic, and a regular one.

    Chocolate crackles are my very favorite cookie. I use the recipe my mom always used, which calls for oil instead of butter. It’s really really good. I like using only powdered sugar to roll them in. That way you get bigger patches of white against the dark. They’re so pretty.

  69. Saw this post, marched into the kitchen and made them. Amazing!

  70. Wow – completely different chocolate crackles to the ones we make in Australia! Here we use rice bubbles (krispies haha), cocoa and copha and set them. These look amazing – ill have to try them! :)

  71. I made these cookies this week and they are AWESOME! My kids love them! Not messy to make at all and so easy. I kept my batter in the freezer and just baked them a doz at a time. Who needs to buy cookies when you can make them as easily as this? Thanks for sharing!

  72. Delicious!!! I would like to it someones this afternoon while I look sun says goog nignt!

  73. The last thing I made was sweet potato cheesecake. I kind of made it up; couldn’t find a good enough recipe. Next is sweet potato muffins lol. My little princess doesn’t like the sweet potato puree baby food I made so now I have to use it up somehow.

  74. i’ve seen a lot of recipes for these and haven’t tried them yet.. but now I think I need to!

  75. Browned butter, lime and cranberry muffins from my friend Jot the Baker, talk about amazing!

  76. Cakeballs! I just made my first batch last night and they didn’t stand a chance when I took them to work :)

  77. Focaccia Bread – going in the oven RIGHT NOW!

  78. the last new thing i made was your peanut butter fudge! so it wasn’t really the last thing i BAKED, but it sure was delicious!

  79. I’ve made these for years now, but mine are originally called mint snowcap cookies, the recipe calls for mint chips to be incorporated into the dough but the finished cookie looks exactly like this picture! Started making them when my son was young, he started calling them mint juleps, he had no idea what a real mint julep was, and to this day now that he is grown and married he still ask me to make him some mint juleps at christmastime!

  80. Goodness that brings back memories when I was a kid I accidentally ate one of those cookies raw because I wasn’t paying attention to what they were and I was hungry ^^;

    For some reason my mother didn’t notice.

  81. I made those so many times and every time it was soooo GOOD!
    I love them.

  82. Puttin these on my list! Yummy!

  83. I had a birthday this week and baked myself a cake – your ‘Moist Yellow Cake’ from the ‘Finally I Found it Post’ – complete with pink frosting (although my pink frosting was more a ‘Pepto Bismol Pink’ instead of the pale pink I was going for. Delicious none the less. I made it on Wednesday and there’s only one lonely piece left. It tasted great!!

  84. I made these twice for Christmas. The firs batch I made I added some red and green sugar to the powdered sugar. They

  85. I got a Star Wars cookbook for Christmas from my boyfriend and I made Wookiee Cookies! Warm and soft and delicious!

  86. Ohhhh those look gooooood! I think I had one of those once, and I loved them! =) The last thing I baked was a batch of caramel squares, but they don’t really taste like caramel that much, so I call them brown sugar squares ;P And they are so ridiculously easy to make and yet so delish! Anyways, I’m definitly going to try to make these!

  87. I haven’t baked anything new for ages because, I lost my baking mojo!
    However over Christmas I did manage to whip up some chocolate bars as presents. They were Nigella Lawson’s sweet and salty crunch nut bars. They were blogged about by
    They’re absolutely delicious.

  88. OMG they look absolutely delicious!!

  89. i love chocolate crackles! though, i know them as chocolate crinkles. but whatever they wanna call this, its super yummmm!

  90. I made these tonight to take to a dinner date tomorrow. Um. These are amazing. And are very likely to be the death of my diet. Oopsie.

  91. I haven’t made it yet, but I fully intend to make a guava cake in the next week! I had no idea such a thing existed!

  92. i have a very similar recipe of these from culinary school- but they have almond meal and coffee extract, and no cocoa. we called them Earthquake Cookies. one of my favs!!!
    and next time- just scoop the dough out with an ice cream scoop or melon baller so they don’t melt from your hands. ;)

  93. A local bakery makes these and they are my favorites! I made banana bread with my daughter this last weekend. Next goal is cinnamon rolls like my mom used to make. Love your site!

  94. I bake Peanut Butter Munchies. They are a soft chocolate outside and creamy peanut butter filling. They are the most requested cookie I make. Here is the link
    It is a Reeses Peanut Buter Cup in cookie form.

  95. They look so good! Martha is my hero! you take such lovely pictures!

  96. This is really similar to a great recipe I have that also includes black pepper. A great spicy chocolate cookie that you would never guess was pepper!

  97. Those are my mom’s favorite cookies! I love baking them during the holiday season and adding a little sprinkle of peppermint crumbs (smashed candy canes) to the top. It adds a little color and still tastes so yummy!

  98. Yes! These look like the Chocolate Crinkles in the Better Homes & Garden cookbook my mom had when I was a kid (and that I may or may not now have in my house… ;)). I LOVE these. LOVE them! She always made them at Christmas so, to me, they’re Christmas cookies. :)

  99. Oh I have to add these to my ‘to bake’ list…and beautiful photos. I am sure they look twice as yummy just because of them.

  100. The last thing I made was flourless…gluten free cookies…two different kinds. Chocolate pecan and Peanut butter. They were delicious! I don’t have celiac disease but know 3 people that are. One lives across the street and received some. My family did not notice they were different.

  101. I love crackles! I will make some with my little ones. Thanks for sharing! :D

  102. Yum, I was going to make crackle top molasses cookies but these look better all of a sudden. The last thing I checked off my to-bake list was carob pecan scones! I love carob chips.

  103. I just wanted to say hi and tell you that I love your blog. I’ve spent the last few days reading through your archives Cake pops are so cute. I can’t wait to get your book. I am a little sad I didn’t discover your blog while you were on tour. :(

    Oh, and I’ve made cookies very similar to these. I’ve always called them black and whites though. They are very yummy.

  104. Like some of the other Aussies – just wanted to comment that chocolate crackles in Australia are known as something completely different. They are puffed rice and chocolate and are a classic kids birthday treat. You should try them!

  105. Ina Garten’s Easy Sticky Buns! They were actually very easy and very, very, sinfully good. (And before that cake pops! ;-)

  106. a gluten-free checkerboard trifle made with alternating white and chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and topped with whipped cream :)

  107. Ooooh, those look pretty. Chocolate crackles have been on my list since I saw them on before Christmas! Think I’ll give them a go this weekend :) Lemon Meringue Pie is on the list too – my mum used to love how my Gran baked it so I’m going to give it a go for her birthday!

  108. Ooh my goodness these are My favorite!!!!! :) yum!

  109. A TO BAKE LIST…Very clever. Starting one immediately

  110. These are the best cookies! I make them every year for Christmas Eve. I use the recipe in Nick Malgieri’s book “Chocolate”. He uses a tablespoon of dark rum which makes them AWESOME! We call them the “grown-up chocolate cookies” since the guys devoure them!

  111. I made some Baked Apple ‘Cupcakes’ for breakfast last week. Not your typical cupcake but it’s a fun, healthy way to start the day. And then I don’t feel as guilty eating the cookies when I get home.

  112. I LOVE these cookies and have made them for years. Sometimes I like to add mint choc. chips to them, or at Christmas time I add broken candy canes in them they are great and festive!

  113. Oh btw…… I forgot to mention that I made a gluten-free version of these little clouds of yumminess for a co-worker of mine and they were awesome. I will have to try this recipe though.

  114. ok…… I found your blog a few months ago and was and still am blown away by it. I loveeee it. I have never posted a comment but I seem to keep returning to your blog so figured I might as well as say something right? LOL. I see such great talent that it leaves me speechles. Too many ideas to keep up with but I am trying :). Anyway, the last things I made were two 8″ double layer cakes with buttercream icing and rolled fondant. It was also my first time trying cake pops. This was for a co-workers baby shower and everyone went ga-ga over them….LOL

  115. I’ve had those chocolate crackle cookies (or chocolate glaciers) on my “to bake list” for the longest time and I never get around to trying to make them. Today I baked chocolate sugar cookies for the first time, made with dark chocolate cocoa powder and cut out in heart shapes. They taste like oreos! I might eat them all before I even get to frost and decorate them.

  116. Yum! I have made the Company’s Coming version of these cookies several times – one of my favs, but they get eaten too fast (by me) hahaha.

  117. These seem sooo good!! Last week I baked son Mango Cupcakes from a cupcake book my mom bought for me. I love cupcakes in general but these were exceptionally good. They were a huge hit!

  118. Ooo I just made peanut butter and strawberry jelly cookies for my late work Christmas party! They were absolutely delicious! And I’m going to make some cake pops next week for my moms birthday : ) for the first time

  119. the last new thing i baked were martha stewart’s mexican hot chocolate cookies. they were delish!

  120. At my house we call these cookies Chocolate Krinkles!

  121. Totally made these for Christmas! Somehow I think yours are prettier but…made them none the less!

  122. I’m going to have to try your recipe to make them. Over Christmas I made a version I received from AllRecipes and while they tasted delicious, they just didn’t have the beautiful crackle.

  123. This recipe is fantastic!!! They taste a lot like brownies!! I was making these with my girls and we didn’t read the recipe well enough to notice that the dough needed to chill for a while. So we refrigerated the dough while we made and ate dinner. After dinner, we just got out one of the wrapped dough sections. We baked up a dozen cookies from it and then ate them warm!! It was the perfect, no mess, after dinner dessert!! We’ll just save the rest of the dough for another day! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!

  124. owwwww they look so yummy……love the crackle effect !

    these are the aussie chocolate crackles…….
    very famous at kids parties

    and the last thing i made was banana muffins for my granny…she’s 87…..and doesn’t have many teeth left and likes soft things….so baked them as a treat !

  125. YUM. I love these cookies but I have never made them… I may have to try. The last thing I baked was your cinnamon rolls (or PW’s cinnamon rolls to be exact). I had made them before but tried a simple cream cheese frosting this time around. The last new thing I baked was… gourgeres. They did not turn out quite the way I hoped, so I will be trying those again. I have a huge list of things to make on (I’m sure you’ve heard of that).

  126. These are great, my step-grandmother made these for Christmas. I think they taste like hot chocolate. My 1 year old nephew and I had a good time eating these together!!!

  127. this is a great recipe! :) you know, they’re called “chocolate crinkles” here in the Philippines. :)
    You’re great bakerella!!! I’m such a big fan I visit your site everyday!!! :)

  128. i made chocolate cake pops with peanut butter frosting dipped in semi-sweet chocolate..they were delish!!! :D

  129. For Christmas I made Martha Stewart’s “Cream Filled Chocolate Sandwiches”. They were delicious, especially after sitting in the fridge, which chilled the cream. I love Oreos, and they definitely could give them a run for their money!

  130. Yum! these are adorable!! My two year old daughter and I last make some chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting…..they were also yum!

  131. I needed a cookie recipe that didn’t require me to go out in the snow and ice tonight…thanks for the suggestion! Oh, and I made your S’mores Cupcakes tonight as well (two different events to take baking to tomorrow). My kitchen is a disaster but my whole house smells of chocolate!

  132. I make these every Christmas since I found them in Martha Stew art! They are sooo good!

  133. I just baked a pecan pie for the first time last night. YUM!

  134. I just made these yesterday. They taste even better today! These are awesome

  135. These are “grandmother’s cookies” to my family. She used to make them every time she visited and we would devour them like no ones business. I have a hard time making them so that they don’t spread too thin and get crispy, maybe it’s because I didn’t let them get firm enough in the fridge/freezer.
    Thanks for the tips though, I’ll be sure to try them! :D

  136. I made these cookies but using a slightly different recipe I found online. Easy to make and everyone who tried it loved it. Thanks for the tip on freezing and dividing the dough. I will try that next time. It can get tough to handle when the dough is not chilled.

  137. I made a banana cream pie yesterday! First time ever. store bought crust, chocolate sauce on the bottom, fresh ‘naners, coconut folded into the pudding and then a little extra toasted atop the coolwhip! HOLY COW…yummy if I do say so myself!!

  138. Snickerdoodles was the last thing I baked…in my toaster oven because my oven has been broken since just after Thanksgiving!
    I’ve made the chocolate crackle cookies with cake mix. They’re super easy but these look so much richer. Will have to put them on my list to bake in the future!

  139. I meant STALKING. whoops

  140. Hi Bakerella,

    I did an entire project on you for my Consumer Behavior class- how you make use of virtual communities to create buzz. Just wanted to let you know that talking you has been wonderful! :)

  141. I just made these over Christmas. They are my new favorite Christmas cookies.

  142. I baked these really yummy chocolate mini-muffins. I think I should have added more cocoa though, and mini-marshmallows, LOTS of them :). Anything mini gets speciality :)

  143. Okay, hubby took the cookies to work and now everyone thinks I’m wonderful! :-P They were SO good! Hubby made fun of me because I had chocolate all over my face from licking the beaters. I said it was your fault because of your beautiful photos and “permission” to check the temperature of the chocolate.

  144. My favorite cookie! I call them cocoa crinkles! Glad you made them! Last thing I baked was choco chip cookies. I love Paula Deen’s white choco chip & cherry chunk cookie recipe–except I use the dough and switch out the additions for regular choco chips or choco chips w/ pecans, or whatever. She used 2 tbsp. of milk in the dough and I think that’s what makes it so good!

  145. I have always wanted to make these cookies. They are gorgeous. I thought they were much harder but thanks to your photos I think that I may try these with my cooking classes!

  146. that would be well-worn opps!

  147. My family has made a very similar cookie my entire life. We call them Chocolate Crinkles but they use oil instead of butter in the recipe. From the well warn Betty Crocker Cooky Book (that’s not a misspelling)

    The are my absolute favorite cookie and taste just like brownies! Let’s just say I can’t be trusted with a plate of them ;)

  148. Well, these are officially on the to bake list in this home. The last thing I baked was mini chocolate pound cakes. We are planning on homemade vanilla wafers this week, too.

  149. I used to make these in 4-H as a kid! We had to make them a lot to be sure they looked perfect when getting judged. ;o) They are still one of my favorites!

  150. I don’t remember the last new thing I baked. I think it was my first attempt at gingerbread houses over the holidays, or chocolate sesame cookies.

    Obviously if I cannot remember, then it is time to make something new!

  151. The last thing I baked was a lemon pound cake that I found from It’s very good! I topped it with vanilla frosting that had a little lemon juice mixed in.

    I’m pretty sure these cookies are the next thing I will be baking. They look divine!

  152. I make the same sort of thing with brown sugar and cinnamon, resulting in a snickerdoodlish cookie that’s very nice…

  153. My family has been making theseas a christmas cookie all my life I use the betty crocker recipe which is basicly the same…my suggestion is to refrigerate the dough over night

  154. I’ve made these at Christmas and they’re a hit! I just baked cranberry orange muffins. Very tasty.

  155. I love these cookies! Make them every year at Christmas. They are worth the messy hands you get as you roll them into balls.

    My latest baking attempt was homemade bread. Suprisingly easy and so delicious!

  156. I lurve chocolate pixies (as they are known in our family)…I dressed some up at christmas and drizzled melted almond bark over top…mmm mm delish!

  157. As a self-professed chocoholic, I can justly say that I need these in my life. Stat.

  158. I made hundreds of these at Christmas – literally – and at the end – I added orange zest from 1 orange – and they were even more amazing – you HAVE to try it.
    Love your site and book….wish I could have made it to one of your signings.

  159. these are my kid’s favorite cookies at Christmas! I saw that you can make these red as well, like red velvet cookies,may have to try that!

    The last thing I baked was chocolate chip cookies, plain and simple!

  160. Mmm these look great! It’s been so cold over here in the DC area so I made Lemon Bars yesterday to remind me of summer!

  161. Welcome to the Big Time baby! This is the trademark, landmark, ultimate, don’t bother to come unless I bring them, Christmas cookie.

    We call them Crinkles though. And we bake ’em until they are a little crunchy on the outside with a chewy center….

    Oh my. Life is so much better with a few of these on hand…

  162. I’ve made these cookies for Christmas and my kids and friends loved them! I just added a little sabuka (italian liquer) and instant coffee. Try it!

  163. I’ve always referred to those cookies as chocolate crinkles. and they are a favorite! I generally make a double batch around the holidays, and find that’s not enough! I planned on making a King cake from scratch this week, though my oven is now broken so I guess I won’t be baking anything new this week. Sigh…

  164. Your site is really bad for my diet! :o) Those look SO yummy! Over the holidays I finally got around to making shortbread for the first time! Turned out great :o)

  165. Bakerella I made these last year with other assorted cookies and gave them to the neighbors for Christmas! They were so delicious, I wanted to gobble them all up and everyone loved my cookies!

  166. hi bakerella, where do you get your plastic bowls? i love them!

  167. I’ve loved making these since I was a kid. They’re just too cute and tasty!

  168. I just baked banana bread with blueberries. Next weekend I plan on making sugar cookies for my grandmothers birthday and decorating them with icing to make them look all fancy.
    Thanks for the crinkle cookie recipe. I will try that next. We are still trying to polish off the Christmas baking!

  169. Okay, I just made these. All I can say is NOM!

  170. My brother is home from college, so I decided to make him cupcake pops because he bought me the book. He ate them and loved them, and he suggested we make ‘brownie bites’- same as cake bites, just with brownies and milk chocolate frosting and chocolate coating- they turned out delicious, and my brother thought they looked like miracle pills from the Princess Bride!

  171. the last thing i baked were these same cookies but we call them crinkles and also snickerdoodles. I made them with my kids who are 4 and 2. They loved making them. The crinkles were a hit but the snickerdoodles were a miss.

  172. I make these cookies every Christmas! One of my friends just loves them! She says they remind her of a truffle! Next time I’m gonna add a little instant coffee crystals and call them Mocha Krinkles!

  173. Love these cookies, I have made them many times! The last thing I baked was a 2 layer heart shaped birthday cake for my husband’s aunt. She is 88 years young! You would never know she’s that age, she stills cooks, cleans and takes care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She’s a wonderful lady..

  174. the last thing i baked was cream puffs last New Year’s Eve. it was one of the hardest I’ve done (it burnt my finger & lips – due to the caramel) but it was all worth it as the outcome was delish!

  175. Cakepops. This weekend. And they were freaking exhausting. I have no idea how you do it. Seriously. You must be crazy focused and talented (and/or have no need for sleep.)

  176. I’ll have to make these this week. Pregnancy cravings give me a right to bake goodies at least 4 times a month. {: Last week I made strawberry sugar cookies. They were so good I’m going to make more tomorrow. I’m a chocoholic, but I’ll have to wait until the weekly shopping trip. Until then, strawberry sugar cookies it is. Thanks for the recipe.

  177. These are great. Try rolling the balls with non-latex gloves on. I’ve found it to be easier than constantly washing my hands and trying to get them dry enough to continue. The cookie doesn’t seem to stick to the glove. I just made a Taste of Home cookie, Crispy double Chocolate cookie. It has melted (like your recipe) chocolate and chocolate chips as well as chopped pecans! MMMMmmmmmm, good.

  178. I made Paula Deen’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies at Christmas. They look very similar, but the recipe calls for a boxed cake mix. They were wonderful and so easy to make!

  179. The last new thing that I baked was “Faux-stess” cupcakes from (I think she just calls them Hostess cupcakes). If you liked the originals you should try these. My favourite part was (testing) the ganache! Yum!

  180. Wow there’s a lot of chocolate going on in these cookies and that is of course a wonderful thing!

  181. We used to make these cookies at the Bakery I worked at! I loved them! I cut them up and put them on top of cupcakes and yumo!

    The latest thing I’ve baked, aside from cakepops and cheesecake stuffed strawberries, is another cheesecake. This one is different! I’m attempting to make the crust out of brownies. So I’m playing with the recipe now.

  182. This past Christmas I made my first yule log…Martha Stewart’s recipe in fact…so much fun and turned out great

  183. Thanks for all the tips and tricks to make these up! Our family whipped these up right away and all of your pointers made things go a lot faster and smoother! And so delish! Thanks again!

  184. For Christmas I made a pumpkin pie with a pecan praline topping. I’ll never make a plain pumpkin pie again!

  185. Amazing! I’ll be adding these to my evernote (a great way to organize and store links without bookmarking)…

    The last new thing I baked was a triple chocolate cheesecake square. I think you’d love it…

  186. last night, after work, i baked dark choc cake & rainbow mini cupcakes. the dark choc cake awaits to be crumbled and transformed into cake balls later this evening. out of 25 rainbow babies i made yesterday, i’m only left with 6 this morning. go figure :)

  187. The last thing I made was Almond Bars. I saw the recipe on and thought they sounded really good – and they are delicious! I have a list of recipes I mean to try out. I’m definitely putting your Chocolate Crackles on that list. These look fabulous. I love your website. Thanks for sharing.

  188. Chocolate Crackle cookies are my all time favorite cookies!! I have made them for years and have tried many different recipes, Martha’s is one of the best!!
    LOVE these cookies!!

  189. I baked a meyer lemon blueberry cake on Friday. I single-handedly ate almost all of it.

  190. Hey, I made these recently for the first time, too! Only I didn’t melt any chocolate.

    The last new thing I baked were French Meringue cookies, which were… interesting. Not in a bad way.

  191. Last thing I baked: Old Fashioned Apple Slab from King Arthur Flour website. My son helped me make it, and we used apple juice concentrate to make the glaze. Yep. It was as good as I had hoped it would be.

  192. I made these for Christmas, and my mom has been making them for years! Except that we call them Chocolate Crinkles. My friend said they’re just like little chocolate brownies wrapped in icing sugar. :-)

    Last thing I baked? Ma mere’s soft molasses cookies. Oh, so good!

  193. I baked a birthday cake for my sons birthday on the 12th. It had a dog theme so I made the cake like a dog dish and we topped it with coco ball cereal. Looked real! Thanks for the recipe.

  194. I made some yummy cupcakes over the weekend, but you MUST try the salted caramel almond squares in the same 2010 MS Cookies magazine – to die for! I made them a couple weeks ago and, ahem, ate a few too many…

  195. All I have to say is, ‘WOW!!’ Those Chocolate Crackles look scrumptious!!

    Well, the last thing I baked were coconut bars (by Paula Giles on for a New Year’s Eve potluck…they were soooo yummy, I might add! And it didn’t require many ingredients at all!

  196. I made peanut butter and jelly rugula (sp). They were so good I didn’t want to share but ended up sharing because I didn’t want to eat them all.

    Love your website.

  197. These were the first cookies I made when I got the Martha Cookies cookbook. They are heavenly. I keep meaning to add some peppermint extract to make mint crackle cookies (just like the tasty ones at Panera Bread).

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