What can I say I am a sucker for classic cookies! These chocolate crackle cookies are not only easy, but fun to make. 

Grab the crew and make an assembly line.  Getting others involved not only makes them feel like they helped,but also takes some of the pressure/stress off the baker. 

Always Remember Baking especially around the holidays should be fun….not extra work you are not looking forward to doing.  

Happy baking 

Oh I added a twist to these classic lovers…. Cinnamon! Again HAVE FUN .


1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
2 cups granulated sugar 

4 eggs (large and room temp) 

1/2 cup Vegetable oil 

2 teaspoons real Vanilla extract 

2 cups of all purpose flour 

2 teaspoons baking powder 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Confectionery Sugar

2 teaspoons Cinnamon 


Sift together Confectionery Sugar and Cinnamon set aside.

In a medium bowl Sift the Cocoa powder*. Add sugar and Vegetable oil, mix. Beat in eggs one at a time ( I used a handmixer but wooden spoon works fine). Stir in vanilla.

Whisk Flour , baking powder and salt. Stir into the cocoa mix. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill up to 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F 

Line sheet trays with Parchment paper. Lightly spray the paper.

Roll dough in one inch balls. Coat each with Confectionery Mix*. Place on sheet one inch apart. I was able to get four across and five lengthwise.  Bake 10 -12 minutes.Let them set on tray 1 minute before transferring onto wire rack . 

*I find sifting cocoa and Confectionery Sugar gets rid of the lumps and makes for smoother mixing. 

* when coating  cover completely with Confectionery/Cinnamon mix.
Happy baking