PS I forgot to mention, I bake most holiday cookies (those that can be rolled into balls) in early December and freeze individual unbaked cookie balls. I write the baking instructions on the Zip lock bag. This is good on several counts;
- I don't have marathon cookie bake offs near Christmas
- I don't have a flour, sugar and butter mess in the kitchen near Christmas.
- Cookies are stale after a few days but these are fresh baked in small batches through out the holiday season (and beyond for that matter) :)
- Most bake at 350 so you can bake a variety at one time
The Best Chocolate Crackles
! cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Melt the chocolate.
In a mixer, combine with sugar and oil.
Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in their own bowl.
Add to the chocolate mixture,
Stir in nuts.
Chill dough for about an hour.
Form balls by rolling a tsp of dough in your hands (at this point you can freeze them.)
Or, roll in powdered sugar to coat.
Place on greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen
These taste like brownie nuggets. They are so good and are the best because of the use of chocolate chips instead of cocoa. They seem more moist than other recipes.
Try them. You'll like them.