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Cocoa Spice Crackles

Cocoa Spice Crackles

Ginger lovers---here’s your cookie! One bite and your taste buds will burst with flavors of chocolate, ginger and cinnamon!

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45 min
Prep Time
05 hrs 15 min
Total Time


1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons crystallized ginger,  finely chopped

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Coarse grain sugar or sugar


 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and coarse grain sugar. Beat until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight or until firm.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls with lightly floured hands. Roll in coarse grain sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. (Do not overbake.)

Tip #1

Sparkling coarse grain sugar gives cookies additional sparkle. It is available in large supermarkets or stores that sell cake decorating supplies.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

80 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
35 Sodium (mg)
11 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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