I saw several versions of these "crackle" cookies pop up on blogs around Christmastime. It's actually a perfect cookie for a Christmas cookie tray because it looks like these chocolate cookies got caught in a snow storm!
Boatwright's Bakery in El Centro, California made and sold a similar cookie, except they were mocha flavored - a combination of chocolate and coffee. They advertised a lunch deal that included a sandwich, ambrosia, and macaroni salad that we'd get on occasion and I'd shell out a dollar for three of their crackle cookies for dessert.
Because I love mocha so much, I modified this recipe to include some instant espresso powder which provided just the flavor I was looking for. The recipe from Epicurious says that it makes 30 cookies. I only got 18 cookies, so if you plan to make these you might want to double (or triple) the recipe.
This is a quick, easy recipe and I bet you already have all the ingredients in your pantry. They would be great with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, or to give to my nice neighbor who brought his snow blower over a few weeks ago and cleared my walk!
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