Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
icing sugar, for rolling


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and stir just until the dough comes together.

Place a few spoonfuls of icing sugar into a shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll the balls in icing sugar to coat. Place them a couple inches apart on a parchment-lined sheet. Bake for 12–14 minutes, until just set around the edges but still soft in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Originally published in ParentsCanada, Winter 2017.

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