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Easy Chocolate Crackled Cookies

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"This is a really easy recipe because you just use a cake mix as the base."
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Ingredients

servings 159 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening, water, and eggs. Add the cake mix, and mix until smooth.
  3. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. These are best served the same day, as the confectioners' sugar becomes absorbed by the cookie giving it a pasty look. This can be fixed by dusting the cookies with sugar again.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 159 calories; 7.9 g fat; 20.1 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 164 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I don't care for the taste of shortening so I too used 1/2 cup margarine instead of the shortening. Before working the dough into balls, I put the dough in the fridge for atleast an hour. It m...

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Easy. Decent.

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I don't care for the taste of shortening so I too used 1/2 cup margarine instead of the shortening. Before working the dough into balls, I put the dough in the fridge for atleast an hour. It m...

I totally changed this recipe and made some awesome snickerdoodles! I used a white cake mix and rolled the dough balls in a sugar/cinnamon mixture. They turned out great:)

Had trouble with the first batch. Texture & taste were poor. Then I chilled the dough for about an hour & baked them 2 minutes longer than suggested. Great results! Texture was better, these tas...

i just love the cookies.i used 1/2 cup butter instead of shortening. they still turned out great. the best part abt this recipe is: it's sooo ez and they look great!!!!!

Tastes much better(more chocolatey) than recipes where you melt chocolate squares. Very soft and chewy. EXCELLENT! I'm emailing it to all my friends

This cookies were excellent. I took them to a party and everyone raved about them. My only advice is to put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes prior to baking so they are easier to han...

This is a fun recipe because it is so easy! I've made these cookies tons of times, and kids love 'em. I've tried this recipe with many different kinds of cake mix, such as: Yellow cake, Dark Cho...

These are quick, easy, and make a great show on the table. I will make them often.

These are good - and really easy. I added 1 teaspoon vanilla. Thanks!