I call these the ultimate earthquake cookies because they have double chocolate, as well as a double sugar coating too! So yes, these sugar bombs are sugar filled. We have them around Christmas when we often splurge on goodies like these.
The kids love to help with these earthquake cookies, because they love to roll them out and roll them in the two different sugars. It’s fun to see the look on their face when we take them out of the oven and they see them “cracked”.
- 1¼ cup brown sugar*
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp homemade vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour (I used half wheat, half white)
- 6 Tbsp cocoa
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup confectioner's sugar
- Combine first set of ingredients until a nice little ball forms.
- Chill until stiff enough to mold into balls.
- Shape into 1-2 inch balls. Roll in sugar and then in confectioner's sugar.
- Place on a stainless steel cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
- Remove to wire rack to cool so that they stop cooking and stay soft on the inside.
Ultimate Earthquake Cookies Step by Step with Pictures:
Make three bowls like the ones below. One with the cookie dough, one with sugar, one with confectioner’s sugar.
Place on a stainless steel cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool so that they stop cooking and stay soft on the inside.