Need a chocolate fix? These cookies are for you! Nice crackled outside, gooey inside, and rolled in powdered sugar for good measure. I was told that they were "brownie cookies" and "fudge cookies". The only issue I had was the chilling time: three hours?! Please. I cut it in half because it was late and Miss Sandy was here. Priorities.
Chocolate Crackled Cookies
(adapted from allrecipes.com)Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 stick all-vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. Beat brown sugar, shortening and vanilla in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat well.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add to shortening mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill 3 hours.
3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, then in powdered sugar to coat completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.