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Fudge Crackles

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Chewy, fudgy cookies. Three kinds of chocolate plus walnuts. Not your usual chocolate cookie, as these get their texture from eggs, rather than flour. Very rich, very beautiful, very easy to eat.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 30 minutes hands on
    30 minutes baking time


  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (or just use chocolate chips)
    2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    3 Tbsp butter
    1 cup granulated sugar
    3 eggs, at room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (about a cup)
    1/2 cup walnuts

Number of Servings

  • 3-4 dozen cookies


  • Food processor
    Cookie sheet(s)
    Rubber spatula
    Cooking spray
    Chef's knife


  • Preheat oven to 350°
    Get 3 eggs out of fridge to warm up
    Spray cookie sheets

Additional Notes

The article about vanilla mentioned in this podcast is from Cook’s Illustrated, the January-February 2019 issue.

Their top choice for vanilla flavor is Baker’s Imitation Vanilla Flavor, because when you make it from scratch, you can put in as much flavor as you like. The kind made from real beans depends on the quality of the beans for flavor.