Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins
An attractive fudgy cookie with a crackled appearance. I received the recipe from a male co-worker who makes these every year for the whole building. These are my friend Roo's favorite cookies. She calls them clouds of love because she knows I only bake these for special people.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 3⁄4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, stir together sugar and oil; I use a wooden spoon.
- Add cocoa, blending well.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to cocoa mixture, blending well.
- Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, usually overnight.
- Dough has the consistency of soft fudge.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Spray a#50 cookie scoop (the 2 tbles size) with Pam (you may have to repeat several times) and scoop dough out and roll in powdered sugar.
- keep dough in fridge between batches.
- Place cookies about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled.
- place cookies on wire racks and cool completely.
- Recipe does not seem to double well; dough comes out too soft.
Growing up with a stay at home mom, this cookie was our favorite. I bake cookies at a care center. My residents request these cookies. They're just like mom's !
This is really a special cookies with wonderful flavor and texture. Took it to family for Christmas and many people enjoyed. Pretty presentation. I little more work than a drop cookie but meets my tests of not being too fussy.
These were a HUGE hit! Worked best when we froze the dough for 4-6 hours before baking. I had the kids lined up - each with a big bowl of powdered sugar and we really caked them with the sugar. They were beautiful with big chocolate flavor. Easy to make and didn't have to melt chocolate. I almost always tweak recipes after reading reviews and glad that I didn't add extra choc chips or make any changes.