Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chocolate Crinkles

Holiday baking has begun!! I whipped up these cookies this morning,let the dough harden in the fridge and went about my day. I can't say enough positive things about this cookie. If you are wanting a combination between a brownie and a cookie then please make these! They are soft, chewy and oh so yummie. I think next time I will even add some walnuts in there. Over the next few weeks I will be baking alot of cookies and other goodies so please check back often for holiday recipes to try yourself!
The dough can be a little hard to handle..kind of sticky so I dropped the dough into the powdered sugar and then rolled it around and then shaped it into a ball. You could use a small ice cream scoop aswell and skip the sticky hands part.
Chocolate Crinkles..several dozen
1 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
2 cups White Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
2 tspn. Vanilla
2 cups Flour
2 tspn. Baking Powder
1/2 tspn. Salt
1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa,white sugar and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time,then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour.baking powder and salt; stir into cocoa mixture. Cover dough and chill for atleast 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees or 175 celcius. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Coat each ball in confectioners sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Bake in oven for 10-12mins. Let stand on the cookie sheet for 1 minute before transfering to wire rack.