We had these every Christmas when I was growing up. When my brother got a job 2000 miles away and came home for a brief vacation over Thanksgiving weekend, his one cookie request was Chocolate Crinkles. When I ask my kids which cookies to make at Christmas, these are the first on the list. I make at least a double batch and often a triple. They're still the first to disappear - usually before Christmas day! When my son was earning a reward for good behavior - these were the cookies he requested.
They are sweet chocolaty yummy goodness.
But, BE WARNED: They are not healthy. They will not last long. And they are messy.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (melted)
- 2 Cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
- 2 Cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- ~1 Cup powdered sugar
1. Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat.
2. Combine: flour, baking powder, and salt in medium size bowl.
3. Mix together: melted chocolate, oil, granulated sugar in mixer.
4. Blend in eggs, 1 at a time until well blended.
5. Add vanilla.
6. Stir in dry ingredients.
7. Chill several (at least) 4 hours or overnight.
8. After chilling, drop by teaspoon-size balls into powdered sugar and roll to coat.*
9. Place about 2" apart on well greased baking sheet.
10. Bake at 350° for 8-9 minutes.
11. Remove to cooling rack.
Yields: about 6 dozen cookies.
* I use a small cookie scoop to make the balls and drop into the powdered sugar. The dough is extremely sticky, so if you're rolling them by hand, be prepared to scrape your hands every few minutes.
As the cookies bake they spread, the powdered sugar creates cracks or "crinkles" and the chocolate shows through.
To store these, layer in an air-tight container. Place a sheet of waxed paper between each layer. They do not store well in ziploc bags.
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