Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Lydia Eichert Messerschmidt
The dough gets stiff to mix, but otherwise, it's a perfect easy recipe for children.
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- 1 pkg
- devil's food chocolate cake mix
- 1 Tbsp
- warm water
- 1/2 c
- solid vegetable shortening (crisco)
- confectioners' sugar
1In mixing bowl, beat eggs, add water & shortening, then mix in cake mix.
2Mix with fork to help break up shortening, then with a stiff spoon. Dough will start to get thick. Just be sure all the shortening gets mixed in very well.
3Chill dough in refrigerator for at least an hour, or until ready to bake. (the prep time listed above accounts for the time to chill the dough)
4Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use greased cookie sheets.
5Roll dough into balls the size of a walnut, then roll in confectioner's sugar. Place on cookie sheets 12-to-sheet - they will spread a little when they bake.
6Bake 9-11 minutes, with moist fudgy centers.