Pages

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Cookie #6: Chocolate Crackles

It's been a busy weekend and it almost got away without me posting, but I'm going to slip a quick one in tonight. I'll be working on a better photograph tomorrow, but this will have to do for now..........

One of the ladies in our neighborhood hosted a cookie/ornament exchange tonight. I decided to go with a tried and true that I had not made in a while, Chocolate Crackle Cookies (sometimes called Chocolate Crinkles). This is a rich, brownie-like cookie that is rolled in powdered sugar before you bake it. As the cookie spreads, the powdered sugar surface splits and cracks, leaving bits of rich, brown cookie peaking through the snowy, festive sugar. It's definitely a favorite here and one that will probably make the annual cookie list.

I'm not quite sure how much more baking I'm going to do - it depends on whether or not I get called to sub this week. There will definitely be at least one more cookie as I have not yet made DH's cookie pick - I'm having some technical difficulty with one of the ingredients.............

8 comments:

  1. Gosh, these look delicious, and perfect for the holiday season! Do you know if they freeze well, or will it affect the texture/appearance?

    ReplyDelete
  2. veuvecliquot - I don't believe I have tried freezing these before, but I have some in the freezer right now, so I can let you know. :) My only fear is that as they thaw, the powdered sugar might "melt". We'll see......fortunately I'll just be serving them to family, so if they don't look so good, not a big deal. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Oh those are pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Erika - Better yet, they are yummy too. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mom made these every year and froze them in big plastic ice cream containers - they always came out well! I don't remember if all of the powder stayed on, but I don't think I cared =-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Joe - Thanks - it's good to know they freeze well, but I don't think anyone here would care either! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Mmmm. I couldn't resist. Despite the germs floating around my house, I had to make these cookies, and they are really good. Perfectly chocolatey, the kids will love them when they feel up to eating. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Erika - Glad you like them and I hope the kiddos are feeling better soon! At least they got it out of the way before the holiday weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete