Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Today is Wednesday, and I'm usually at work, but there is snow in Seattle!  Some areas got up to 2 feet, but we only got about 4-5 inches where we live and now it's raining which means everything is freezing over.  So today is a snow day and Matt and I are hanging out at home enjoying the relaxing day and the beautiful snow while it lasts.  I'm getting the laundry done, the dishwasher is running, and I even broke out my guitar and started learning a new song.

So, if you're "hunkering down" at home like us, perhaps you can bake these snow-capped Chocolate Crinkles I made over Christmas weekend.  FYI, you'll need to chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, so be sure to plan ahead for that.  I got this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book my Grandma gave me in 1999, and these are one of Matt's favorite cookies.  The warm, gooey, chocolate center dusted with the sweet powdered sugar are best to eat while still warm.  Share them with your neighbors who are also stuck at home and not just because you are a friendly neighbor, but because this recipe makes a lot...and it is difficult to eat less than three :)

What You Need:
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups sugar
  • 4 squares (4 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sifted powdered sugar
What You Do:
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, sugar, melted chocolate, cooking oil, baking powder, and vanilla. 
  2. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined (it will be thick).  Cover and chill for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat generously.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are crackled (I found 10 minutes worked best in my oven).  Cool cookies on a wire rack.  If desired, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar (I do not).
Happy Snuggly Snow Day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    These cookies are really soft and chewy with a delightful powdered sugar topping. These cookies have an attractive light and dark contrast perfect for an interesting addition to a cookie tray or for serving by themselves, any time of year. Thanks a lot.


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