Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cocoa Crackle Cookies

One of my toddler's teachers asked if I could bake these cookies & I was happy to oblige! They literally took less than an hour total from prep & then mix to bake. The kitchen smelled like Hershey, PA with the lovely scent of cocoa in the air. The idea came from a Sesame Street Cookbook for children with, who else?, Cookie Monster on the Cover but I changed a few things... and oh goodness were these delish! 

<3 Lishie

Cocoa Crackle Cookies
(Based on: Sesame Street: Yummy Cookies recipe)
  • 1 & 1/4 cup AP Four
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature & beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda & salt. 

Using a mixer, beat together the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar & brown sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, then the vanilla until incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture until everything is just combined. 

Place the 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a shallow dish & the confectioner's sugar in another shallow dish, side-by-side. Using a melon-baller (this is key since it is sticky!) scoop out balls of the batter & cover each batter ball with granulated sugar, then also with confectioner's sugar, thoroughly. Place the sugar-covered dough 2" apart on prepped cookie sheet. 

Bake for 11 minutes or until the cookies are not glistening/shiny anymore. 

Yields 2 Dozen Cookies.

PS~Come to the NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, NYC, NY 10003 on 10/6/11 @11a.m. for a free reading of Llama Llama Red Pajama to help break Jumpstart's Read for the Record!

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