Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3 Cocoa Crackles

Audrey received a Sesame Street Yummy Cookies Baking with Kids cookbook for Christmas last year. We made Carrot Cake Cookies and loved them. With the ingredients on hand we decided to make Cocoa Crackles

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets. Stir together the flours, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add the flour mixture; beat just until blended. Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls or spheres. Roll the balls in powdered sugar until they are all coated. Place 2 inches apart on the sheet. Bake for about 11 minutes or until the cookies are set and no longer shiny. Cool the cookies on the cookies sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Help gather ingredients
  2. Help measure and add ingredients
  3. Crack eggs
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Roll dough in sugar
  3. Bake
This was a great recipe for children until you get to the part about rolling messy dough into a ball and dropping it in powdered sugar. I would like to know what child of Sesame Street watching age is skilled enough for that? I had trouble not getting the dough everywhere and I am an adult.

The taste is light and fluffy and this is a wonderful recipe other than the dough balls issue. I am going to send a few for lunches and freeze the rest for the holidays.


  1. What a marvelous idea to have a blog featuring your little helpers in the kitchen with you! I always loved having my children help out. My son who is 16 still enjoys contributing when he can. Sadly, my daughters have their own places and we don't get to work in the kitchen much these days. Just enjoy this time. It's truly precious!

  2. This looks like a fun recipe to try. Thoroughly enjoying your blog


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