chocolate crinkles

dscf3184I haven’t made chocolate crinkles in years, and I have no idea why not. They’re freaking delicious bites of chocolatey goodness, basically cake in cookie form, with powdered sugar “frosting” to boot. This recipe pretty much inspired me to buy 5 more pounds of Valrhona cocoa powder “just in case” – whatever that means. I’ve adapted this to a one-bowl recipe, which pretty much means I’m going to ignore the fact that they’re considered winter seasonal cookies. The chocolate life discriminates against no season.

adapted from Simply Recipes’ Chocolate Crinkles
takes about 1 hour plus 4 hours chill-time
makes 14-16 cookies per batch
You need:
one large bowl, one small bowl
one spatula, latex gloves for convenience
3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c all-purpose flour, loose
1 tsp baking powder
dash salt
about 1/4 c powdered sugar

dscf3175dscf3177dscf3179dscf3180In a large bowl, stir together 3/4 c granulated sugar, 1/2 c dutch process cocoa powder and 1/4 c vegetable oil until uniform, muddy texture. Stir in 2 large eggs, one at a time, then

1 tsp vanilla extract. When mixture is smooth, pour 1 c all-purpose flour, loose on top. Before mixing the flour into the chocolate batter, stir into the top of the flour mound 1 tsp baking powder and dash salt, then continue mixing until all fully combined. Cool in the fridge 2-4 hours until easy to handle.

When dough is set, pour about 1/4 c powdered sugar into a small bowl. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Using gloved or slightly wet hands, roll dough into walnut sized balls. Coat completely with powdered sugar, then set about 2″ apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cracks are fully developed. Slightly undercooked crinkles will have a moist, chewy center when cool. Fully baked cookies will be more cakey, which I prefer. Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

One thought on “chocolate crinkles

  • February 15, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Why didn’t you bring me any of these =(


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