On the 8th Day of Christmas Cookies, Love Dishes gave to me… a batch of Chocolate Crinkles!
What a great cookie! I swear every time I have this cookie I have to have a great big glass of milk right next to me. It’s one of those cookies that you just crave, or at least I do. Chocolate! How can you not love it?
Now make sure you have time with this cookie. It’s an easy mix but you do have the put it in the fridge for about 4 hours. You don’t want to be making several cookies at once and not be able to use your mixing bowl because the crinkles dough is in the fridge.
Like I said, not too hard of a cookie to put together. To be honest, there’s not much here that I didn’t already have. In fact, the only thing I needed to go out and get was the cocoa and that’s only because I happened to be out of it!
I don’t have the powdered sugar pictured either because honestly I don’t have a very easy way to picture it.
So first go ahead and put in your mixing bowl put in a cup of the unsweetened baking cocoa…
2 full cups of white sugar…
And 1/2 cup of vegetable oil.
I use sunflower oil myself, just because it’s better for you but any vegetable oil will work.
Now mix that up! It’s going to look like wet Oreo crumbs. But that’s good!
Now one at a time, crack in your 4 eggs.
Be sure to mix well after each egg. This takes a little while but it’s worth it.
You’re going to find your mixture turn much more liquidy, almost looking like brownie batter.
Now go ahead and put in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. The good stuff if you’ve got it!
Mix that up really well and throw in 2 teaspoons of baking powder…
1/2 teaspoon of salt…
And 2 full cups of all purpose flour.
Now mix that all up! It’s still going to seem more like brownie batter than cookie dough. That’s okay.
Wrap it up and put it in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Okay now that your cookie dough has been sitting in the fridge for at least an hour, go ahead and pull that bowl out.
Resist the urge to eat it all right there and then.
Then by the teaspoonfuls go ahead and form 1″ balls of the cookie dough.
If your hands need a little powdered sugar you can do that, or you can get them a little bit wet. That makes the rolling much easier.
Once you have your ball, go ahead and roll it around in powdered sugar until it’s completely covered.
That’s why it’s a crinkle! See, when the cookie bakes and spreads the powdered sugar will cause there to be these fantastic cracks that show the cookie underneath.
Gotta love it right?
Make sure you do small balls, otherwise you’re going to end up with massive cookies that won’t crinkle as much as you’d like.
Now go ahead and stick those bad boys into the oven for about 11 minutes!
Oh sweet chocolate crinkles!
These are so much fun to make with your kids too, explaining to them why they now have craters in them that show that delicious chocolate cookie underneath…
Of course the best part is the eating. These are soft and delicious!
Enjoy! And come back tomorrow for the next catch up Christmas Cookie day!!
- 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 powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, white sugar, and vegetable oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. 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. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls. Roll each ball in confectioners’ sugar before placing onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes 72 cookies.