Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chocolate Crinkles

Hands down these are my family's favorite cookies.

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.

Chocolate Crinkles
(printable recipe)


Ingredients:

  • 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
Directions:
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.

Notes:
* 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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16 comments:

Snow White said...

I LOVE these!!!

Pink Monkey said...

Mmmmm...looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Trista said...

Oh wow...those look YUMMMMY!

Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

These look absolutely scrumptious!! :D

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Love the warnings...they really make me want to try these! LOL

Anna said...

Those look wonderful!

MommyAmy said...

Dang those look yummy!

Mom of Many Messes said...

I'm definitely marking this recipe! I can't wait to try them...we make cookies every week and I'm getting tired of making the same old standbys, thanks for sharing.

Hoosier Homemade said...

I haven't made those in years! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Karen said...

Oh, my those look yummy!

Taylor said...

They look soooo good!

Katie said...

Oh that does look good, and hey who ever wanted a healthy cookie?

Staci said...

They sound so yummy!

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Mmmm! Those cookies look great. I received a recipe close to that your's from my mother-in-law. It was my husband's great-grandmothers. So, now I can make those chocolate cookies for my boys and use their great-great-grandma's recipe. How fun!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Those cookies look yummy. I like your disclaimer, "they are unhealthy and they go fast!" Unfortunately lots of yummy things fall into that category!
Have a great weekend

Jenna said...

i've experimented with hiding meltaway mints in chocolate crinkle cookies. the holiday mini ones that are white with red and green non-pariels on the bottom. so pretty. but i can hardly ever find the holiday melt away mints so i never make these anymore. i love love love chocolate cookies.

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