Home » Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles

5.0 from 1 vote

This is a Martha Stewart recipe I fell in love with in high school and have been making them every Christmas ever since!

Chocolate Crackles

Recipe by Isabelle Heikens
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert


Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on


  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup cup of milk

  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • granulated and powdered sugar for rolling


  • Place a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, so that it fits on top of the pot, but it is not touching the water.
  • Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces so that it will melt more evenly. Add to the heatproof
    bowl and start melting the chocolate, stirring frequently.
  • Once melted, transfer the melted chocolate to a different bowl to cool. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the butter mixture, then gradually add in the flour and milk, alternating between each addition.
  • Divide the dough in two and form logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Form the cookie dough into balls and flatten slightly between your palms. Roll in granulated sugar first, then coat with powdered sugar.
  • Bake for about 14 minutes, let cool before eating.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @isabelleheikens on Instagram and hashtag it with #isabelleheikens

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *