Sunday, December 17, 2006

Chocolate Crinkles (cookies)

One of my favorite holiday memories has to be sitting around the kitchen baking cookies.  No mixers running, no frozen dough.  All from scratch and all by hand.  We were in Germany during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and my mom, my sisters and I made 30 dozen cookies to send in the care packages.  This recipe has always been one of my favorites:

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsps vanilla extract
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (melted and cooled)
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar

1. In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, oil, vanilla and chocolate.  Stir in eggs, one at a time.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.  Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.  (More won't hurt)
2.Heat oven to 350F.  Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.  (Lining it with parchment paper works even better)  Place powdered sugar in small bowl.  Roll about a tsp of dough into a ball then roll around in the powdered sugar.  Make sure it's not caked on there or that's all you'll taste when they're done.  Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes (takes 15 in my oven) or until almost no indentation remains when touched.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely about 30 minutes.
They should be almost cake-like.  If you don't like 'em.  Oh well.  Neither does Aaron, but that's not gonna stop me from making 'em!  ^_^


  1. Haha, radomly clicked on your 2006 posts and stumbled upon this! I will try this for sure, I love cakey cookies!

    1. LOL When you are going to LOVE these!! :D


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