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« on: October 24, 2005 09:51:53 AM »



They look creepy, but taste oh so good.  If you live in a neighborhood where you can give out baked goods...give these guys.

Here's the recipe:

Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle and covered in a cracked surface these are the best cookies for Halloween!

4 - 1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:
Melt chocolate and allow to cool.  In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, oil, vanilla, and chocolate.  Add eggs, one at a time, mix thoroughly after each addition.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.

Chill dough for several hours or overnight.  Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and roll to coat; shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure not to overbake the cookies. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005 10:31:08 AM »

My mom used to make these!  Seeing them again makes me miss them.  She also used to do a few variations by splitting the dough and adding a little mint or orange extract to some of it.  So tasty.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2005 10:28:09 AM »

Yum!  I've also seen these called Opera Cookies (seem a bit messy for the opera though!).

I wonder how these would work with the addition of red food coloring (for halloween you know!).  Here's an experiment worth trying: make them with white chocolate and tons of food coloring!  Bet they would be pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2005 12:16:49 PM »

Yum!  I've also seen these called Opera Cookies (seem a bit messy for the opera though!).

I wonder how these would work with the addition of red food coloring (for halloween you know!).  Here's an experiment worth trying: make them with white chocolate and tons of food coloring!  Bet they would be pretty.

I wonder if you could bake something in the middle - a red candy or filling that would ooze out of it as you bite into it.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2005 12:47:31 PM »

Yum!  I've also seen these called Opera Cookies (seem a bit messy for the opera though!).

I've noticed that, sometimes, an item gets the descriptor "opera" because it is black & white in combination (kinda like a tuxedo).
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 04:32:02 AM »

These are slightly crispy, but chewy and very chocolately. Good at ANY time of year, but traditionally they come out at Christmas time.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006 09:16:04 AM »

These are slightly crispy, but chewy and very chocolately. Good at ANY time of year, but traditionally they come out at Christmas time.

I guess with The Nightmare Before Christmas being so popular this year (decorations/disney rides) this is a perfect combo of the two holidays.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006 09:16:55 PM »

Think it'd still crackle if I substituted applesauce for the oil?
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2006 11:33:24 AM »

Think it'd still crackle if I substituted applesauce for the oil?
Hmmmmmmmm...I don't know...it would be pretty runny dough.  Did you try it already?  What were the results.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2006 11:36:18 AM »

We make these with applesause (instead of oil) for christmas every year. It makes for a chewier centre certainly. (We call them chocolate crinkles around here.)
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