Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These are pretty much brownies in the form of a cookie.  I love making these because the dough is extremely simple to make and one recipe makes a huge batch of cookies.  While these cookies are fantastic as-is, I think next time I'll try stirring in some mini chocolate chips for extra chocolate-y gooey goodness.

I don't remember where I got this recipe from - I found it in a pile of index cards tucked away in an envelope in a cabinet above our sink.  I tend to write down recipes on scrap pieces of paper and leave them lying around the house for David to find and and eventually put away, until I want to make the recipe again and tear the house apart looking for it.  I think I need a better recipe filing system.  Chocolate Crinkle Cookies seems like one of those universal cookies that everyone makes, like sugar cookies or shortbread cookies, where there's a basic recipe that everyone uses, so I might not need to give anyone credit for this, but just in case: if this recipe looks identical to one in a cookbook, website, or blog, let me know so I can give the creator credit.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, white sugar, and vegetable oil together. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the cocoa mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Scoop the dough with a tablespoon, and roll into balls with your palms. It helps to lightly oil your palms with vegetable oil, so that the dough doesn't stick to your hands so much.  Word to the wise - do not spray your hands with Pam, because you'll definitely be able to taste it in the finished product.  Roll each ball of dough in powdered sugar before placing them onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

1 comment:

  1. alli, i made these in my flat in London today and they are sitting in my fridge chilling =) can't wait to see how they turn out!