Bake it Happen Earthquake Cookies

October 14, 2015
0 Ratings
Photo by Abby
  • Serves 24
Author Notes

Chocolatey and gooey on the inside, crunchy and chewy on the outside. The best treat for a chocolate fix. —Abby

What You'll Need
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat eggs. Add in sugar, vanilla, and melted chocolate/butter mixture.
  4. Add in baking powder, flour and salt and beat until very smooth.
  5. Place bowl in fridge and chill as long as 24 hours but at least 2 hours.
  6. Prep two cookie sheets with either butter or tin foil.
  7. Place confectioner’s sugar in bowl large enough to roll out the fudge balls.
  8. Take a teaspoon of the cookie dough and roll into balls.
  9. Coat the cookie balls with confectioner’s sugar by rolling it around in the sugar many times.
  10. Place the balls on the baking sheet with enough room for each to “explode” open.
  11. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes depending on oven.
  12. Remove cookies and let cool on a wire rack. Make sure to place tin foil under wire rack as powder sugar is very messy.
  13. Share a photo of your cookies using the hashtag #bakeithappen and a donation will be made to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to support breast cancer research.

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4 Reviews

Will February 22, 2019
I turned my oven on 350 at the start of the recipe as per the instructions. I left the cookie mix in the fridge over night and my house burned down while I was asleep.

Just kidding - made these and they were a hit!
Guggie March 16, 2016
Alright, I made these, and they came out flat, not nice and thick like the picture. What did I do wrong? Did I over beat the batter?
They were excellent otherwise...
Abby March 16, 2016
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that - how long did you refrigerate the batter for? Keeping it chilled makes a huge difference! Hope this helps :)
Guggie March 21, 2016
Well - I figured it out. It turns out baking soda doesn't work as well as baking powder. :-) Great cookies!