Cracked Chocolate Cookies

chocoate cracked biscuit 1

Making cookies is something I enjoy a lot because watching my children’s happy faces while eating them is priceless. This recipe especially is something else. During the Christmas vacation, they requested of me to make these cookies, as it had been years since I had made them last… and believe me, as soon as the cookies came out of the oven, half of them were already gone! I also made new fans with my grandkids.

What else can I say? You’re going to love them too.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup soft butter+1 tablespoon
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1  2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • dash of salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup icing sugar


  • Melt the better and stir in the cocoa, allow it to cool before adding the sugar, eggs, the vanilla; beat well
  • In another bowl, sift the flour with salt and baking powder then add it to the cocoa mixture and add the walnuts if you’d like.
  • Place in the fridge for 1/2 hour then preheat the oven to 180 C
  • Take a small piece of dough, shape it into a ball, roll it in icing sugar
  • Place on an ungreased tray, bake for about 9 minutes, The center should remain moist
  • Allow to cool and enjoy (or eat them warm)

chocolate cracked biscuit



  1. How wonderful……my Grandmother used to make these all the time, I had forgotten all about them. Thank you for bringing back marvelous memories and for the recipe.

  2. Yum – chocolate – these looks delicious!

  3. Beautiful! With cookies like these there will be lots of smiles and happy faces 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for posting this recipe…my mother used to make these when I was a kid, and they were always my favorite. I’ve been looking for the recipe for years.

  5. Gorgeous! I love chocolate crackles/earthquakes and yours look divine 🙂

  6. These were always a family favorite, but our recipe calls them “Crissie’s Chocolate Crinkles”. I love how we are across the world from each other and have the same recipes!

  7. As one of those who had them straight out of the oven, I can vouch for how wonderful they are! Mom I just made a batch and they’re “nearly” as good as yours. Love you xxx

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