Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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Holiday baking is in full swing (at least in our house). One of the quickest and easiest things to make and share with friends and family are cookies. Dozens and dozens of cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies? I mean really. In preparation for our cookie-fest we have stocked up on all of the baking essential like: flour, sugar, butter, pure vanilla extract, chocolate in every form possible and a few fun garnishes (think nuts, coconut flakes and the like). I was a girl scout after all and we like to be prepared.

One of the first batches we’ve made this year are Chocolate Crackle Cookies. They’re fun, festive and definitely faboosh. This time while baking I decided to swap out traditional granulated sugar with Truvia®. Are you familiar with Truvia®? It was my first time using the product to bake with I found out from a little product research that it is designed for easy, at-home baking, Truvia® Baking Blend is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar.

Additionally Truvia® Baking Blend provides sugar-like taste and texture in recipes, but with 75% fewer calories and twice the amount of sweetness than sugar. Nice right? Baked goods made with Truvia® Baking Blend will have sugar-like texture and moistness and will bake and brown like recipes that are made with sugar.

The budget friendly in me appreciates that one 1.5 pound bag of Truvia® Baking Blend has equivalent sweetness to 3 pounds of sugar, which is approximately 7 cups – enough to make 13 pies, 9 batches of cookies or 6 batches of brownies. The nerd in me loves that the packaging has a closeable top, easy-to-use pour spout.

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Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Either in a double boiler on the stove top OR In the microwave in a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate. Set aside to cool.
    2. In a medium bowl sift together: flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
    3. In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, light-brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and beat until combined.
    4. Add melted chocolate. With mixer on low speed, alternate adding dry ingredients and milk until just combined.
    5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until firm, approximately 2 hours.
    6. Using your hands, roll dough into 1" balls. NOTE: dough must be kept chilled - keep portion of the dough in refrigerator and work in sections.
    7. Roll dough balls in Truvia and then in confectioners’ sugar again to coat completely. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a Silpat-lined baking sheet. Bake until cookies have flattened and the sugar splits, 12 to15 minutes.
    8. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to let cool completely.

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    27 Comments

    1. 1

      Love these chocolate cookies! They would be perfect for Christmas giving!

    2. 2
      Cynthia Rathunde /

      I want to try my Grandmom’s Bon Bon cookies!

    3. 3

      I’ve never made crackle cookies. {gasp!} These look delish!

    4. 4

      would love to try it in cheesecake!

    5. 5

      i’ve never made chocolate crinkle cookies, but they’ve been on my list forever! i’d love to try this recipe!

    6. 6

      My favorite holiday cookies are Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies that I make every year…and the months in between. I can’t wait to try it out with the Truvia® Baking Blend!

      amy [at] utry [dot] it

    7. 7
      latanya /

      snickerdoodle cookies

    8. 9
      Karen Lynch /

      Shortbread cookies are my favorite cookies for the holidays.

    9. 10

      I have never tried baking with a sweetener other than sugar, must try!

    10. 11

      Love! These are gorgeous! I would love to try using Truvia in my family’s favorite chocolate silk pie. Mmmm.

    11. 12

      The plate says it all: YUM.

    12. 13
      Michelle /

      Chocolate chip cookies!

    13. 14
      Dana /

      yum – brownie cookies!

    14. 15

      I have never tried to make the crackle cookies you showed above and I think I will try and make those

    15. 16
      Mami2jcn /

      I’d like to recreate red velvet cupcakes.

    16. 17
      Lisa S /

      Banana bread and the chocolate crackle cookies!

    17. 18
      Rachel /

      These crackle cookies look AMAZING!! I WILL make these … right after I make some pignolis (Italian Almond Macaroons w/ Pine Nuts) and some Prune Hamantashan

      Mmmm!Mmmm

    18. 19
      C.j. /

      I’d love to try sugar cookie blossoms.

    19. 20
      Kenny /

      Lemon Bars. I inhale lemon bars during the holidays.

    20. 21
      Elena /

      I would like to recreate my favorite apple pie

      elena150980 at yahoo dot com

    21. 22

      I’d love to recreate my famous holiday biscotti! My grandma is diabetic, so she’d be able to enjoy these cookies with this blend!

    22. 23
      TK /

      I would love to try it with some brownies!

    23. 24

      I use Truvia in my coffee everyday – but never thought to use it for baking! I can’t wait to try it in my PB Chocolate cookies.

    24. 25
      Katrina Fries /

      Mexican wedding cookies

    25. 26

      I would love to make molasses cookies and snickerdoodles with truvia

    26. 27
      Michelle Hudak /

      I’d revamp my 7 Layer Jello recipe…a holiday staple at my mom’s house.

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