Grammie Bea's Chocolate Crackle Cookies

"These were one cookie that my gram used to make that I loved! They are just so chocolately and sweet. Dipped in confectionary sugar makes them look so pretty, as the cookies crack while cooking. These are MMMmmmmmmm m GOOD! This is a great addition to a holiday cookie tray, or when your craving something sweet and chocolate! Please Note: These cookies are chewy, chocolately and delicious! If you overcook them they will be crunchy when you bite into them, so don't overbake them!"
photo by Lindas Busy Kitchen photo by Lindas Busy Kitchen
photo by Lindas Busy Kitchen
Ready In:
40 cookies




  • Blend Crisco/margarine and sugar.
  • Add vanilla, eggs, milk, and cocoa. Beat well, and add nuts.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to first mixture. Beat well.
  • Chill for 1 hour.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350, for 8-10 minutes Keep an eye on the cookies at 8 minutes as you don't want them to burn.
  • Roll in confectionary sugar when still warm. Let cool.

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  1. 55tbird
    Wonderful cookies!! I added Hershey candy cane kisses to the top of each cookie when i took them out of the oven. Really nice cookie for the Christmas cookie trays.
  2. LARavenscroft
    Made for Zaar Stars. We enjoyed these cookies and I will make them again ~ nice to feed my chocolate fix! Thanks for posting this Linda!
  3. msmomrules
    great flavor but too crumbly for me. i tried this for Christmas and was hoping for a better presentation.
  4. LindaInNH
    We love chocolate and nuts almost as much, and these will go in no time when I put them on my cookie trays for the holiday. So chewy and chocolatety, I just love them and so will everyone else!
  5. Chef Charlee
    These were a must on my list of cookies to make for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors this year. I loved these and my DS couldn't leave them alone. I actually had to make 2 batches to have enough for everyone. I used more nuts, as we all love them. I rolled mine in the powdered sugar after cooking, as that is how I have always had them and they are so delicious! They make a nice contrast to the other cookies I am making and will be enjoyed for sure!


  1. knobbyknee
    My son and I made these this afternoon. The recipe calls for milk, but then it is left out of the directions (no bid deal!!!). So instead of adding it all at the same time, I completed step 2 (minus nuts) then added 1/3 of flour mixture, then 1/2 of the milk, another 1/3 flour, rest of milk, and ended with the remaining flour. Worked perfectly. I also rolled the dough in the powdered sugar before baking, rather than after. Instead of the nuts, I used a handful of chocolate chips. These were great! The only reason for the 4 stars is for the slight confusion in the directions. Hopefully I remember to take a picture before they are all gone! Thanks for posting, they are yummy.



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