Chocolate Cherry Crackles

36 Ratings
  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 37 min
  • serves 40
Chocolate Cherry Crackles

Moist, cakey cookies richly, deeply chocolatey and laced with chunks of candied cherries. Courtesy of Jennifer Low.

Berries, Christmas, Dessert, North American, Vegetarian


⅓ cup (75 mL) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temp.

1 cup (250 mL) sugar

2 eggs

1 ½ teaspoons (7 mL) vanilla extract

½ cup (125 mL) plus 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

1 ½ cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking powder

pinch salt

⅔ cup (150 mL) coarsely chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (5 oz./150 g)

⅔ cup (150 mL) coarsely chopped candied cherries (5 oz./150 g)

¾ cup (175 mL) icing sugar, sifted


1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In large bowl, using wooden spoon, mix melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Blend in cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in chocolate and cherries.

3. Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch (3-cm) balls. Roll in icing sugar, shaking off excess. Place 2 inches apart on lined sheets.

4. Bake on middle racks of oven 12 minutes, until cookies develop cracks on surface. Cool completely on sheets. Makes 40 Chocolate-Cherry Crackles.

See more: Berries, Christmas, Dessert, North American, Vegetarian

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