Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies

I’m at my parents’ home and we’ll be heading to an Independence Day neighborhood potluck for lunch. They were already bringing a side dish but I thought I should bring a dessert, considering my appetite for July 4th fare. There wasn’t much as far as necessary ingredients went in their pantry but they did have a box of brownie mix, a half a package of bittersweet morsels and some powdered sugar.

This is one of those cheat recipes that take box mixes and make something completely different. I also use a combination of powdered sugar and cocoa for the coating to push up the chocolately-ness even further.

brownie cookies

Brownie Mix Crackle Cookies

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-in. x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup powdered/confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

In a large bowl, beat the brownie mix, flour, egg, water and oil until well blended. Stir in chocolate morsels.

Place powdered sugar and cocoa in a shallow dish and stir to combine. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into sugar; roll to coat. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set, rotating pans midway through baking. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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