Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Recently I had friends over and we got to talking about usual!  We were saying how it can be a challenge at times to get creative with dinner or we get in food ruts. I was explaining how I make dessert or breakfast  for dinner sometimes when I am low on groceries and need to go shopping. kids love when I do that!!  We started to share recipes and ideas with each other and this cookie recipe became the hot topic.  

Soon after everyone had left, I was on the search for this recipe. Once I realized I had all the ingredients in my house already, I had to make it!  I love the idea of short cut recipes.  Sometimes we need a little help and cake mixes are a great way to get the help you need with home made results!

Romans 12:10 
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

I cherish my time with friends.  I love how I feel after spending time with a group of wonderful ladies....energized, encouraged and renewed. 
Fellowship is not an event. It should be part of our life as a Christ-follower. I hope this recipe honors my friends as they eat these warm, soft and gooey cookies!

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, add the cream cheese, butter, egg, vanilla extract and then add cake mix. Beat together for 2 mins.

This is after 1 min.  You can still see the cream cheese and butter.

This after 2 mins.  It is perfectly blended and creamy.

Put in fridge for 2 hours. Then use a scoop and roll dough into balls, then dip in powdered sugar. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12-15 mins.

Let cookies cool for 5 mins.  This is hard but they are so gooey and they need time to set up.

Now you can eat and enjoy!

I affectionately call these 

Connie's Chocolate Crackle Cookies
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

*You can also add 3/4 c of peanut butter to the batter* 

If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you are always looking for ways to use it.  I had to try this recipe with PB as well and it was GOOD!!

Please, leave a comment and tell me what you think.


  1. I've made a similar recipe---but have never added the cream cheese. Goona have to try it out---and the addition of peanut butter sounds dreamy! :) Pinning!

  2. The Cookie Monster will take residence in your pantry to eat such delicious cookies.