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5 from 5 votes

Brownie Crackles

These Brownie Crackles taste like the traditional holiday crackle cookie but with a fudge brownie twist! Crisp outer edges surround a soft and chewy center studded with extra chocolate!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert


  • One box chocolate fudge brownie mix (13x9" pan size)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the fudge brownie mix (do not prepare the brownies!), flour, egg, oil, and water together with a rubber spatula or spoon until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. Let the cookie dough stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Place the confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Using a Tablespoon-size cookie dough scoop, scoop cookie dough balls and drop directly into the confectioners' sugar. I recommend dropping the dough directly into the sugar because the dough is super sticky and soft. Immediately roll the dough ball in the confectioners' sugar to coat, then place 1-2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even baking. Cool on the baking sheets for about 15 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with any additional confectioners' sugar.


I like using Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix!