Spooky Blackberry Chocolate Crackle Cookie Recipe (for Halloween)
What could be more Halloween than whipping up some spooky chocolate blackberry cookies?!?
These cookies have a hidden oozy jammy blackberry center inside of them that makes them extra special for Halloween. Also, they are not that difficult to make! No baking syringe needed!
Blackberry Chocolate Crackle Cookie Recipe
Ingredients needed to make these cookies:
1. Frozen fresh blackberries (we chose to freeze fresh blackberries but pre-frozen store-bought will work, too)
2. Chocolate crackle dough (make sure you freeze your berries before you start making your dough)
Chocolate Crackle Dough Recipe (adapted from here)
- 1/2 cup of butter (salted is fine)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar (approximately)
Instructions to make chocolate crackle dough and cookies:
- In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Remove from heat and add brown sugar and cocoa powder. Stir until blended. Set aside to cool.
- Once cool, add eggs, baking powder, and vanilla. Mix until dough forms. It will be stiff but don’t worry.
- Refrigerate for one hour.
- When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.
- Remove your dough from the refrigerator and use a scoop to make small balls.
- Take your small ball of dough, indent your thumb into it and place a frozen blackberry inside. If your berries begin to squish they are not frozen enough. Put them back in the freezer until they are hardened. This is important for the process otherwise you’ll have a sticky chocolate dough mess.
- After your blackberry is in the center of your dough, enclose the dough and roll it in your hands to make sure the blackberry is completely covered by the dough.
- Roll the dough covered blackberry ball in your bowl of powdered sugar until all sides are covered. (The more powdered sugar, the better.)
- Then place on a rimmed baking sheet that has been lightly coated in cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to crack.
- Let cool for at least five minutes on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack.
Don’t be tempted to sample them before they are cool because the hot blackberry center could burn you.
Once the centers are cooled they are so delicious… Almost like a chocolate brownie blackberry pie! Who knew such a creepy looking cookie could taste so yummy!
We found that it was best to eat these cookies right away to enjoy their textures. After a day or so the dry cake of the cookie will start to absorb the blackberry center but don’t worry, they are so yummy and they’ll be gone before you know it!
If you make these let us know how you like them!
Have a Happy and safe Halloween!
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