Chocolate Earthquake Cookies

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“These fudgy, rich, and oh so yummy cookies have a powdered sugar coating that cracks upon baking. That's why they're named earthquakes! Prep time includes refrigerating time. They freeze very well. Enjoy! :o)”
2hrs 32mins
50 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat in a heavy saucepan until chocolate is almost melted, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat and let chocolate finish melting, then cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until well beaten.
  4. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and melted chocolate mixture.
  5. Add flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk until smooth.
  6. Chill the mixture until firm, at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Lightly butter one or two baking sheets.
  9. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  10. Using about a teaspoon of the cookie dough, roll it between your palms to shape into a ball.
  11. Roll the ball in powdered sugar to coat, then place on baking sheet, you should be able to get a dozen on a sheet.
  12. Bake for 12 minutes, switching placement of baking sheets at half point if you are baking 2 sheets at once.
  13. Cool slightly before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.

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