Firecracker Fudge Cookies

Firecracker Fudge Cookies

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40 min.
67 min.
36 cookies (3 dozen)

Firecracker Fudge Cookies are made with chocolate morsels and topped with powdered sugar. These fudge cookies are perfect for a holiday get-together of any type.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
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MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining morsels. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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firecracker cookies

I had made them several times years ago. In the old book I had they were called surprise crackles. Very good and chewy.

- jessica doman from Kingwood, WV


Super easy and the family LOVED them!!!!

- Jamie Lauer from Plato, MO

Firecracker Fuge Cookies

I absolutely adore these cookies! I like to add in some crushed up Peppermint sticks (the old fashioned baking kind) for a real treat during Christmas time. Served with a steamy cup of Hot Nestles Cocoa. YUUUMMMMMYYYY!! The kids love them too!

- Tauna Bowman from Alliance, OH

Cookies ( fudge cookies)

These are great to take to a family reunion. They are easy to make and the kids love to help with the powdered sugar part. All my family enjoys them.

- LAURA BRYSON from Greenville, OH


I have made this recipe many times and always get recipe requests. I sometimes add chopped walnuts or pecans, and have made them using regular chips melted in the cookie dough but mint chocolate chips stirred in for a change of pace. No matter how I make them, they are always yummy!

- Verna Buchanan from Old Town, ME

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 45
  • Total Fat: 5g (8% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (6% of DV)
  • Sodium: 55mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 17g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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